Equity and Excellence Commission to Host Town Hall to Examine Disparities in Meaningful Educational Opportunities
The U.S. Department of Education’s Equity and Excellence Commission will host a town hall meeting on Wednesday, June 8, in Dallas to examine disparities in meaningful educational opportunities. Participants will include Stephen Chen, executive director of the Equity and Excellence Commission, and Alberto Retana, the Education Department’s director of community outreach.
U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will testify on the Department’s higher education regulations and issues surrounding student debt before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 7. The hearing will be held in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 430.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give remarks at the Department’s first-ever Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) youth summit at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C. The two-day summit, “Creating and Maintaining Safe and Supportive Environments for LGBT Youth,” will take place Monday-Tuesday, June 6-7.
U.S. Department of Education Officials to Participate in Connecting Communities for the Common Good Conference
Brenda Girton-Mitchell, director of the U.S.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will highlight reform efforts in Tennessee during a Race to the Top forum with Governor Bill Haslam, Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman, and Knox County Supt. Jim McIntyre. The event will be held at West High School in Knoxville, Tenn., at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 6.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will speak to more than 200 young national leaders at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 3, at the Young Elected Officials (YEO) Network’s sixth annual conference at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Senior Education Department Official to Give Remarks at Center for American Progress’ Seminar on Transfer and Articulation in Higher Education
Frank Chong, deputy assistant secretary for community colleges, will give the opening remarks at the Center for American Progress’ seminar: Articulation and Transfer: College Strategies for the Success of 21st Century Students,” at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 2, in Washington, D.C.
Director of White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to Address Conference on Racial Health Disparities
Kiran Ahuja, executive director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, will address a forum Thursday in Carson, Calif., examining health disparities among racial and ethnic groups.
Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali will deliver the commencement address at the afternoon session of Baruch College's 46th Commencement Ceremony Wednesday in New York. The ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. EDT at the Jacob Javits Center's North Complex, 655 W. 34th St.
U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will address leaders from postsecondary institutions across the nation at the 24th annual National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE) at 1:20 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1. The University of Oklahoma is hosting this year's conference at the Moscone South Convention Center in San Francisco, Calif.