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July 29, 2011

RSA Commissioner Lynnae Ruttledge to Keynote the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns Conference

Rehabilitation Services Administration Commissioner Lynnae Ruttledge will give the keynote address at the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns (NAMRC) conference on Friday, July 29 in Atlanta, Ga. Ruttledge will discuss the importance of working together to achieve better outcomes in the public vocational rehabilitation programs.

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July 29, 2011

Director for the Center of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Brenda Girton-Mitchell to Participate in Panel Discussion at the Hindu American Seva Charities Conference

Department of Education Director for the Center of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships Brenda Girton-Mitchell will participate in a panel discussion at the second annual Hindu American Seva Charities Conference on Friday, July 29 in Washington, D.C.

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July 29, 2011

Education Secretary Duncan to Address Omega Psi Phi's Centennial Grand Conclave

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give remarks at Omega Psi Phi’s Centennial Grand Conclave at the Washington Convention Center on Friday, July 29, at 12:30 p.m. Duncan will encourage the organization, one of the nation’s largest African American fraternities, to help build the pipeline of the next generation of high-quality teachers in America’s classrooms.

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July 29, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary to Support Teachers and Efforts of National Board of Professional Teaching Standards

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will commend hundreds of teachers and school administrators during a special session of the 2011 National Conference for the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) at 3:45 p.m. on Friday, July 29. The event will be held at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C.

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July 28, 2011

U.S. Department of Education's Equity and Excellence Commission to Hold Third Official Meeting Thursday in D.C.

The U.S. Department of Education’s Equity and Excellence Commission will hold its third meeting on Thursday, July 28 in Washington, D.C.. The agenda will include a general update on the progress since the last meeting.

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July 27, 2011

U.S. Under Secretary of Education to Call for Culture of College Completion

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will deliver the keynote call to action at the College Changes Everything conference hosted by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. Kanter will address college presidents and admissions officials as well as high school superintendents, principals, guidance counselors, community-based leaders and government officials at 4 p.m.

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July 27, 2011

Education Secretary Duncan Joins Rep. Bobby Scott in Convening Experts to Discuss Modeling and Simulation in Higher Education

Several key stakeholders will gather on Wednesday, July 27, to discuss higher education modeling and simulation in order to identify program needs and support the fields’ further development. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Department of Education headquarters in Washington, D.C. The conversation will open with brief remarks from U.S.

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July 27, 2011

Senior Department Official to Address National Lieutenant Governors Association Meeting in in Puerto Rico

Frank Chong, the U.S. Department of Education’s deputy assistant secretary for Vocational and Adult Education, will serve as one of two panelists at the National Lieutenant Governors Association annual meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Wednesday, July 27, at 11:30 a.m.

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July 27, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Officials to Participate with Colorado Leaders in the Connecting Communities for the Common Good Conference

U.S. Department of Education’s Kenneth Bedell and Heather Foster will participate in the White House Office for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships’ Connecting Communities for the Common Good conference in Denver on Wednesday, July 27. The conference will bring together faith and community leaders from across Colorado to discuss ways to engage and strengthen community partnerships.

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