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January 26, 2011

Civil Rights Assistant Secretary to Discuss Equity, Diversity at Arlington, Va., Conference

Russlynn Ali, assistant secretary for the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Education, will address the Equity and Diversity Summit hosted by the Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center at Edvantia (ARCC) at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at the Hyatt Arlington Hotel in Arlington, Va.

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January 26, 2011

Assistant Deputy Secretary to Participate in Homeless Count in Durham, North Carolina

NORTH CAROLINA, Durham— Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will join Urban Ministries of Durham for its annual count of homeless residents in Durham on Wednesday evening, Jan. 26, the date of the national “Point-in-Time” homeless count.

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January 25, 2011

Education Secretary Duncan to Join First Lady, Others at 2011 National Mentoring Summit

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will participate in the 2011 National Mentoring Summit, "Achieving Academic and Social Success: Supporting Youth through Mentoring," hosted by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), MENTOR and the Harvard Mentoring Project on Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 2:30 p.m.

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January 25, 2011

Assistant Secretary Ochoa to Address Role of Accreditation During CHEA Annual Conference

Eduardo Ochoa, assistant secretary for postsecondary education, will provide the opening plenary remarks at the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) annual conference on Jan. 25 at 9:15 a.m. The event will take place at the Washington Marriott in Washington, D.C.

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January 24, 2011

Officials to Discuss Initiatives to Spur Education Innovation at National Science Foundation’s Math and Science Partnership Learning Network Conference

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will participate on a panel at the 2011 National Science Foundation (NSF) Math and Science Partnership (MSP) Learning Network Conference in Washington, D.C. on Monday, Jan. 24 at 4:30 p.m.

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January 24, 2011

Education Secretary to Review 2011 Priorities and Encourage Local Leaders During ASCD Conference

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will highlight 2011 education priorities, including the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), during the ASCD Leadership Institute for Legislative Advocacy Conference on Monday, Jan. 24, at 8:20 a.m. ASCD, an educational leadership organization, will hold the event at the Westin Grand Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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January 20, 2011

Secretaries Duncan, Solis to Announce Solicitation for $2 billion Grant Program to Expand Workers' Educational Opportunities, Boost College Completion

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis will announce a solicitation for grant applications for the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program.

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January 21, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Visit Minneapolis Friday

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give a keynote address at "Best in Class: Building a World Class Education System," a Minnesota Chamber of Commerce event to build community awareness and support for education. The keynote will take place from 12-12:45 p.m. at the Hilton Minneapolis and Towers. His remarks will discuss the role businesses can play in education reform.

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January 24, 2011

January 24th Education Stakeholders Forum with Secretary Duncan

Please join Secretary Duncan as we kick off the New Year with 2011's first Education Stakeholders Forum on Monday, January 24th, 2011, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m., at the Department's LBJ Building, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, in Washington, DC. As with our previous forums, the meeting will take place in Barnard Auditorium.

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January 19, 2011

U.S. Secretary of Education Joins Treasury Secretary to Highlight Tax Credit that Can Help Families Pay For College

Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will discuss initiatives the Obama Administration has undertaken to make college more affordable for all Americans, including the American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC).

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