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May 07, 2011

Senior Department Official to Deliver Commencement Address at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Eduardo Ochoa, assistant secretary for postsecondary education, will deliver the commencement address at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania on Saturday, May 7, at ceremonies taking place at 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Ochoa will discuss how Bloomsburg University has prepared students to be active and engaged participants in the global economy of the 21st century.

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May 07, 2011

Director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Education to Speak at Wilberforce University’s Commencement Ceremony

The Rev. Brenda Girton-Mitchell, director of the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Education, will deliver the baccalaureate address at Wilberforce University’s commencement. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, May 7, and take place in the University’s Alumni Multiplex.

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May 06, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Senior Officials to Participate in Listening and Learning Sessions with Urban Indian Communities

U.S. Department of Education senior officials will hold two Listening and Learning sessions in California with urban Indian communities Friday, May 6, and Monday, May 9.

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May 06, 2011

U.S. Deputy Education Secretary Tony Miller to Speak at MATHCOUNTS® National Competition

Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller will deliver remarks at the 2011 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS® National Competition at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 6, at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel.

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May 06, 2011

Senior Department Official to Give Commencement Address at St. Philip's College San Antonio

Juan Sepulveda, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, will give keynote remarks at the commencement ceremony of St. Philip’s College on Friday, May 6, at 7:00 p.m. in San Antonio, Tex.

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May 05, 2011

Senior Advisor to Secretary of Education to Give Keynote Remarks at Labor-Management Conference for Educators in Los Angeles

Senior Advisor Jo Anderson will discuss Federal support for advancing student achievement through labor-management collaboration at the “Labor-Management Collaboration: A Conference for Educators,” sponsored by the Teachers Union and Reform Network (TURN) on Thursday, May 5 in Los Angeles.

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May 05, 2011

Under Secretary Martha Kanter to Address "Access to Success" Annual Meeting

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will address the annual meeting of the National Association of System Heads (NASH) and the Education Trust joint initiative, “Access to Success,” at 12:45 p.m. EDT on Thursday, May 5, in Washington, D.C.

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May 05, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary to Host Town Hall with Top Educators

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will continue to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week with an event at the Department of Education on Thursday, May 5, at 1 p.m. EDT. Duncan will host a town hall discussion with the National and State Teachers of the Year, as well as the Teacher Ambassador Fellows, at the Department of Education headquarters.

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May 08, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary and Agriculture Secretary to Discuss Education and Economic Development at Education Commission of the States’ Rural Summit

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will participate in a panel discussion at the Education Commission of the States’ first national Summit on the Role of Education in Economic Development in Rural America, Wednesday, May 4 in Washington, D.C.

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May 03, 2011

Accessibility Commission for Students with Disabilities to Meet, Hold Public Hearing at Ohio State

The U.S. Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities (AIM Commission) will meet Tuesday and Wednesday at Ohio State University in Columbus. A public hearing is set for Wednesday evening aimed at gathering experiences by students with disabilities on obtaining instructional materials in the postsecondary environment.