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May 29, 2011

U.S. Education Under Secretary Kanter to Participate in NISOD's International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence in Austin

U.S. Education Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will participate in the 33rd annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) on Sunday, May 29, in Austin, Tex.

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May 31, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Keynote 21st Annual Leadership Conference for Minority Administrators and the 10th Annual Southern Regional Minority Leadership Conference

Carl Harris, deputy assistant secretary for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), will keynote the 21st Annual Leadership Conference for Minority Administrators and the 10th Annual Southern Regional Minority Leadership Conference on Tuesday, May 31 in Biloxi, Miss.

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May 31, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Join Sen. Al Franken For School Visit and Forum in St. Paul

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) for a visit to Dayton's Bluff Achievement Plus Elementary School in St. Paul on Tuesday, May 31.

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May 27, 2011

Education Under Secretary to Deliver Commencement Address at Chabot College Graduation Ceremony

Martha Kanter, U.S. under secretary of education, will address graduating students and their families at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 27, during the 49th annual commencement exercises at Chabot College in Hayward, Calif. About 350 students are expected to participat

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May 25, 2011

Secretaries Duncan and Sebelius to Hold National Press Call on Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius will discuss Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge and the importance of their collaboration on early learning to improve the health, social, emotional and educational outcomes for young children from birth to age 5.

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May 26, 2011

Education Assistant Secretary Ochoa to Address University of Pennsylvania Forum: Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Jobs

Eduardo Ochoa, assistant secretary for postsecondary education, will give remarks at the University of Pennsylvania’s event, “Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Jobs: The Policy, Practice, and Research Issues,” at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, in Philadelphia.

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June 10, 2011

U.S. Department of Education to Host Second in a Series of Public Meetings on Race to the Top Assessment Program Implementation

The U.S. Department of Education will convene the second in a series of public meetings to provide technical assistance and support to the two consortia of states awarded grants under the Race to the Top Assessment program—the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC).

May 26, 2011

White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics to Announce President's Advisory Commission Members Thursday

WASHINGTON – More than a dozen new members of the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics will be announced at the White House and sworn-in at an official ceremony with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor at the Smithsonian Castle on Thursday.

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May 25, 2011

Secretaries Duncan and Sebelius to make Major Announcement on Race to the Top and Early Learning at Town Hall with Stakeholders, and on National Press Call, Wednesday in D.C.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius will hold a town hall with early childhood stakeholders on Wednesday, May 25, in the Department of Education’s Barnard Auditorium. The secretaries will make a major announcement about Race to the Top and early learning.

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May 25, 2011

Assistant Secretary to Moderate Panel on Physical Education and Adaptive Techniques for Students with Disabilities

U.S. Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Alexa Posny will help commemorate May as National Physical Fitness and Sports Month during a roundtable discussion on physical education and adaptive techniques for students with disabilities at Oxon Hill Elementary School Wednesday, May 25 in Oxon Hill, Md.

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