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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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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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