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March 25, 2011

Education Department Senior Official to Address Academic Symposium at St. Mary's College of Maryland

Eduardo Ochoa, assistant secretary for postsecondary education, will address St. Mary’s College of Maryland at 8:00 p.m., Friday, Mar. 25, at the school’s academic symposium, “The Liberal Arts—A Public Trust.” Ochoa’s remarks will focus on the Obama administration’s vision for postsecondary education and the role of the liberal arts in that vision.

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March 25, 2011

Education Under Secretary Discusses States' Role in Higher Education at National Lieutenant Governors Association Meeting

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will address the role and responsibility of states in increasing access, quality and completion in higher education at 8:15 a.m. on Friday, March 25, during the National Lieutenant Governors Association’s annual federal-state relations meeting.

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March 24, 2011

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach John White Will Keynote the American Council on Rural Special Education Conference

U.S. Department of Education Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach John White will deliver the keynote address Thursday, March 24, 2011 at the American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES) Conference in Albuquerque, N.M.

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March 23, 2011

Ivy Tech Community College to Host U.S. Department of Education's Third Regional Community College Summit

Ivy Tech Community College will be the site of the U.S. Department of Education’s third regional community college summit on Wednesday, March 23. The all-day meeting will bring together 150 participants from 13 surrounding states to identify promising practices for improving college.

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March 23, 2011

U.S. Secretary of Education to Highlight Education as a National Security Issue During Trip to San Diego

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will visit San Diego on Wednesday, March 23, as part of a two-day trip to California that will focus on the urgent need to fix No Child Left Behind. The trip is a continuation of Duncan’s ongoing conversations with local educators, community leaders and government officials throughout the nation on the best ways to improve education.

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March 29, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Give Presentation on Obama Administration's Higher Education Plans and Proposals at Google Headquarters

Hal Plotkin, senior policy advisor to the U.S. Under Secretary of Education, will visit Google Headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., Tuesday, March 29 to talk to employees and "friends of Google" about the Administration's higher education plans, policies, and proposals.

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March 22, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Participate in Math and Science Partnerships Conference in San Francisco

U.S. Department of Education Deputy Assistant Secretary Carl Harris will participate in the Department’s 2011 Math and Science Partnerships (MSP) Conference on Tuesday, March 22, in San Francisco. He will provide an overview of the School Improvement Grants for MSP grantees and offer information on possible ways grantees can support school turnaround work.

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March 22, 2011

U.S. Secretary of Education to Call for Fixing No Child Left Behind During Trip to Los Angeles

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 22, as part of a two-day trip to California to highlight the urgent need to fix No Child Left Behind and to engage in conversations with parents, students and teachers about reforming education.

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March 21, 2011

Secretary Arne Duncan, Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier, Deputy Assistant Secretary John White to Participate in Summit on "Building a Grad Nation"

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give the welcoming keynote speech at the first annual "Building a Grad Nation Summit" on Monday, March 21 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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March 21, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Participate in Panel Discussion on Collaborative Efforts to Improve Student Achievement

U.S. Department of Education Deputy Assistant Secretary Michael Yudin will participate in a panel discussion on Monday, March 21, at the 2011 AdvancED International Summit in Chicago, Ill.

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