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May 24, 2011

Secretary Duncan to Deliver Keynote Remarks at National Center on Education and the Economy National Symposium

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver the keynote address at the National Center on Education and the Economy National Symposium Tuesday in Washington, D.C. The symposium will focus on "What the U.S. Can Learn from the Nations with the Best Performing Education Systems." In his remarks, Duncan will discuss lessons on improving education from around the world.

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December 31, 1969

U.S. Department of Education's Equity and Excellence Commission to Hold Second Official Meeting

The U.S. Department of Education's Equity and Excellence Commission will convene its second meeting on May 23-24 at the U.S. Department of Education. The two-day meeting will provide a general update on progress since the last commission meeting, including a summary of outreach activities conducted by the Commission in April and May.

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May 21, 2011

Civil Rights Assistant Secretary to Address National Pan-Hellenic Council Community Leaders Empowerment Summit in D.C.

Russlynn Ali, assistant secretary for the Office for Civil Rights, will address the National Pan-Hellenic Council Community Leaders Empowerment Summit Saturday in Washington, D.C. Ali will discuss her office's work in tackling the achievement gap among minority students and promoting educational excellence through vigorous enforcement of civil rights.

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May 23, 2011

U.S. Education Department Senior Official to Join other Faith Leaders for Roundtable Hosted by Sen. Ben Cardin, White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Brenda Girton-Mitchell, director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, will join directors of other federal agencies’ faith-based and neighborhood centers initiatives at a roundtable at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 23 at Coppin State University in Baltimore, Md.

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May 23, 2011

Secretary Duncan to Address 4th Annual Conference of Communities for Public Education Reform

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give the luncheon plenary address at the 4th annual conference of Communities for Public Education Reform (CPER) at Noon on Monday, May 23, in Alexandria, Va. He will address the importance of widespread community support in order for education reform to succeed.

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May 23, 2011

Assistant Secretary Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana to visit Schools, Keynote Central Regional School Improvement Grant Conference in Denver

U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana will visit Lake International School in Denver and Fulton Elementary School in Aurora, Colo., on Monday, May 23, to meet with students and school leaders.

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May 23, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Participate in Conference that Looks at Role of Federal Government in Education

U.S. Department of Education’s Joanne Weiss will participate in a panel discussion at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research conference on Monday, May 23, in Washington, D.C. She will discuss the role of the federal government in driving school improvement.

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May 23, 2011

Department of Education Senior Official to Discuss Personalized Learning, Open Educational Resources as Keynote Panelist During Sessions at SIIA’S Eighth Annual ED Tech Industry Summit

Director of the Office of Educational Technology Karen Cator will contribute her insight, knowledge and experience during two informative panels during the Software Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) annual Ed Tech Summit in San Francisco taking place May 23-24.

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May 21, 2011

Assistant Education Secretary to Give Commencement Address at Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology

U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana will give the commencement address for the Graduate School of Education & Psychology at Pepperdine University on Saturday, May 21 at 3 p.m. in Alumni Park in Malibu, Calif.

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May 19, 2011

Under Secretary of Education to Discuss Value of Community Colleges at Southwestern Illinois College Commencement

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will share her views on the importance of higher education with the Southwestern Illinois College class of 2011 at the college's commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 19. Kanter will address about 250 graduates at 7 p.m. on the school's campus in Belleville, Ill.

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