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May 16, 2011

Senior Department Official to Address Non-Profit Forum Hosted by Rep. Donna Edwards of Maryland

Brenda Girton-Mitchell, director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, will give remarks at Rep. Donna Edwards' "2nd Annual Nonprofit Forum: Build It! Grow It! Fund It! Sustain It!" at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, May 16, in Silver Spring, Md.

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May 14, 2011

Executive Director of White House HBCU Initiative to Congratulate Texas Southern University Graduates During Commencement Address

John Silvanus Wilson Jr., executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, will deliver the commencement remarks at Texas Southern University's ceremony on Saturday, May 14. Wilson will address the May 2011 graduates at 9:30 a.m. CDT in the Health and Physical Education Arena located on the Texas Southern campus in Houston.

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May 16, 2011

Department of Education Senior Official to Join Panel Discussion on Whether Entertainment Media Can Ignite an Education Revolution

Director of the Office of Educational Technology Karen Cator will be among six panelists discussing "New Partners in the Next Learning Revolution" at the Learning from Hollywood Leadership Forum on Monday, May 16 at University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

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May 16, 2011

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education to Discuss Innovation, Entrepreneurship at U.S. Chamber of Commerce Competitive Workforce Forum

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller will deliver keynote remarks at the Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW) forum on Monday, May 16 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. In his remarks, Miller will talk about innovation, entrepreneurship and higher education reform.

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May 14, 2011

Department Senior Official to Serve on Panel at Newark Peace Education Summit

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will participate on a panel at the Newark Peace Education Summit on Saturday, May 14 in Newark, N.J. The event will examine how individuals, communities, cities, and nations can build foundations for peaceful societies.

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May 14, 2011

U.S. Assistant Secretary Ochoa to Highlight Successes at SUNY Cobleskill During Commencement Speech

Eduardo Ochoa, assistant secretary for postsecondary education, will deliver the commencement address to more than 400 graduates at State University of New York (SUNY) College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill on Saturday, May 14. The ceremony will be at 1 p.m. near the Knapp Hall Administration Building.

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May 13, 2011

Education Department Senior Official to Highlight Efforts Made Within English Language Learner Community

Alberto Retana, director of community outreach, will deliver the keynote address at the Maryland English Language Learning Family Involvement Network’s (MELLFIN) seventh annual conference on Friday, May 13, at the Church of Philippi in Hanover, Md.

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December 31, 1969

Executive Director of White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities to Give Commencement Address at J.F. Drake State Technical College

John Silvanus Wilson, Jr., executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will deliver the commencement address to approximately 280 graduating students at J.F. Drake State Technical College's graduation ceremony at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, in the Von Braun Center South Hall in Huntsville, Ala.

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May 12, 2011

U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education to Join Sen. Kay Hagan as she Introduces New School Turnaround Bill in D.C.

Carmel Martin, assistant secretary for Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, will join Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) at the Center for American Progress, at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 12, where Hagan will introduce new legislation for turning around low-performing schools. During a panel discussion on education reform Hagan will outline her School Turnaround And Rewards (STAR) Act.

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May 12, 2011

Education Department to Host Roundtable Discussion in Nashville on Teacher Preparation and College Completion

The U.S. Education Department will hold a roundtable discussion in Nashville with teachers, families, students, college access professionals, practitioners, and other members of the public to inform federal policy in the areas of teacher preparation and college completion. The discussion will be held on Thursday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. CDT, at Tennessee State University.

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