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January 19, 2011

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Speak at U.S. Conference of Mayors 79th Winter Meeting in D.C. Wednesday

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver remarks at the U.S. Conference of Mayors 79th Winter Meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at the Capitol Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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January 19, 2011

Department Official to Serve as Panelist in Discussion on Educational Productivity

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will serve as a panelist in an event titled "The Return on Education Investment: A district-by-district evaluation of U.S. educational productivity." The event marks the release of a ground-breaking report that attempts to evaluate nearly every major school district in the country.

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January 18, 2011

Assistant Secretary Posny to Address Brookings Institution Forum on Special Education

Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny will participate in a panel discussion on the future of special education Tuesday in a forum at the Brookings Institution in Washington. About 150 officials from administrative agencies, Capitol Hill, the private sector, universities, schools and non-profit organizations are expected.

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January 17, 2011

Civil Rights Assistant Secretary to Recognize Martin Luther King Day with Events in Philadelphia

Russlynn Ali, assistant secretary for the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education, will participate in Martin Luther King Day events Monday in Philadelphia.

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January 17, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary to Attend Prayer Breakfast, Participate in Service Project to Honor Dr. King's Life and Legacy

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, will join civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton for an annual King Day breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, at the Madison Loews Hotel in Washington, D.C. In his remarks, Secretary Duncan will speak about Dr.

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January 15, 2011

Deputy Education Secretary to Keynote Symposium Celebrating 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology

Deputy Education Secretary Tony Miller will deliver the keynote address at the 11th annual 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology Symposium on Saturday, Jan. 15, at 9:30 a.m. The event, entitled “Innovation and Equity: Spurring Manufacturing Through Innovation in Black Communities,” will be in the Lincoln Theater in Washington, D.C.

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January 14, 2011

Assistant Secretary to Visit Mahalia Jackson Early Childhood & Family Learning Center and Deliver Remarks

U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana will visit Mahalia Jackson Early Childhood & Family Learning Center on Friday, Jan. 14 in New Orleans. During her visit, Meléndez de Santa Ana will tour the school and deliver brief remarks on the need for a comprehensive, collaborative approach to building language and literacy from birth through adulthood.

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January 12, 2011

Assistant Deputy Secretary to Deliver Keynote Address on Creating Safe, Healthy and Caring Learning Environments

IOWA—Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will address the importance of creating safe, supportive school environments in an effort to increase student achievement at the Iowa Department of Education’s Safe, Healthy and Caring Learning Environments workshops.

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January 12, 2011

White House Hispanic Education Initiative Director to Address Nashville Conference

Juan Sepúlveda, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, will address the National Educational Telecommunications Association’s Annual Conference Wednesday in Nashville. Sepúlveda will discuss Latino degree completion and the Obama administration's strategies to increase Latino students' access to a quality education.

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January 11, 2011

Assistant Secretary Posny to Address Special Education Conference in Alexandria

Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny, whose Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) administers the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), will deliver the luncheon address at the IDEA Partnership Project meeting Tuesday in Alexandria.

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