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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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January 20, 2011

Education Secretary to Encourage Partnerships that Drive Innovation in Classrooms During Aspen Institute Forum

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will encourage innovative thinkers to engage in a dialogue with educational leaders during The Aspen Institute’s Education Innovation Forum and Expo on Thursday, Jan. 20, at 8:30 a.m. The event, which will be held at the Walter E.

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January 19, 2011

Assistant Secretary Martin to Participate in Seminar on Measuring Teacher Effectiveness

Carmel Martin, assistant secretary for Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, will welcome participants in a seminar on “Getting Teacher Evaluation Right” this Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

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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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