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March 07, 2011

'National Conversations' on English Learner Education Monday-Tuesday in Los Angeles, Seattle

The second of a series of National Conversations on English Learner Education will be hosted by the U.S. Department of Education Monday and Tuesday simultaneously in Los Angeles and Seattle. Senior officials will be on hand to hear what's working and how instruction can be improved for students with limited English skills. Both sessions will be connected by video at the links below.

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March 05, 2011

Assistant Education Secretary to Address Reform Efforts at Harvard Black Law Students Association Conference

Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana, assistant secretary for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, will highlight the Administration’s education reform agenda when she serves as a panelist at the spring conference of the Harvard Black Law Students Association (HBLSA). The panel will be held in Pound Hall 101 at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Mass., at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 5.

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March 03, 2011

Press Conference Call with Secretary Duncan 4 p.m. ET Today on State Education Funding Crisis

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will hold a press conference call at 4 p.m. ET today, Thursday, March 3, to address the education funding crisis facing states across the country. Documents will be released shortly before the call offering guidance on how states can stay focused on student achievement when making tough budget decisions.

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March 04, 2011

Assistant Secretary Dann-Messier to Address Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Administrators

Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary for the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), will deliver the keynote address to the closing general session of the 21st Annual Symposium of the Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Administrators Friday at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pa.

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March 03, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Senior Officials to Participate in the 2011 Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance Forum

John Wilson, executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and Christina Lagdameo, deputy director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, will deliver remarks at the 2011 Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance Forum at AARP’s office in Washington, D.C.

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March 02, 2011

Education Secretary Joins First Lady Michelle Obama, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Education Stakeholders for Discussion on Promoting the HealthierUS School Challenge Program, and Advancing the First Lady's Let's Move! Initiative

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join First Lady Michelle Obama, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and education stakeholders for a conference call Wednesday, March 2 at 3 p.m. to discuss advancing the Let’s Move! initiative goal of doubling the number of schools participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s HealthierUS School Challenge Program.

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March 01, 2011

3:00 PM Today: Duncan, Barnes, Psaki to Preview President Obama’s Upcoming Events

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today at 3:00 PM, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, White House Domestic Policy Advisor Melody Barnes, and Deputy Communications Director Jen Psaki will hold a conference call to preview several of President Obama’s upcoming events.

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March 02, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Senior Advisor to Discuss Early Learning at the First 5 California and the Water Cooler Joint Conference in Sacramento

U. S. Department of Education Senior Advisor for Early Learning Jacqueline Jones will deliver remarks during the morning keynote conversation of the First 5 California and the Water Cooler Joint Conference, focusing on the theme “Stronger Together: Working Smarter PreK-12,” on Wednesday, March 2 at 10 a.m. PT. Dr.

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March 02, 2011

Rehabilitation Services Administration Commissioner Lynnae Ruttledge to Testify on Employment of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) Commissioner Lynnae Ruttledge will testify on the employment of individuals with intellectual disabilities at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 2, before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, 430 Dirksen Building, Washington, D.C.

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March 02, 2011

Education Secretary Discusses Education Reform with Moderate Senate Democrats

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will hold a press conference with U.S. Senators Kay R. Hagan (D-N.C.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and other moderate Democrats at 9:15 a.m. on March 2 to outline specific goals for education reform. In addition to Sens.