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May 24, 2011

Assistant Secretary Dann-Messier to Deliver Commencement Address for East Valley Institute of Technology

Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier will deliver the commencement address at the completion ceremonies for East Valley Institute of Technology Tuesday in Mesa, Ariz. East Valley serves as the career training center for high school students in 10 school districts. It also provides opportunities for adults who wish to continue or enhance their education.

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May 24, 2011

Education Secretary Duncan to Give Remarks at D.C. Premiere of "American Teacher" Documentary

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give brief remarks prior to the East Coast premiere of American Teacher, at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The film, a documentary from The Teacher Salary Project, portrays the state of education in this country from the viewpoint of classroom teachers in our nation's public schools.

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May 24, 2011

Secretary Duncan to Address Jobs for America's Graduates' (JAG) Fifth Annual National Thought Leader Event

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver the keynote address at Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) fifth annual National Thought Leader event at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24, at Union Station in Washington, D.C.

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May 24, 2011

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

U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana will keynote the Central Regional School Improvement Grant Capacity-Building Conference for School Improvement Grant (SIG) recipients on Tuesday, May 24 at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center in Denver, Colo.

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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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