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March 09, 2011

Lone Star College- University Park to Host U.S. Department of Education's Second Regional Community College Summit

Lone Star College – University Park in Houston, Texas will be the site of the U.S. Department of Education’s second regional community college summit on Wednesday, March 9. The all-day meeting will bring together 150 participants from 10 surrounding states to identify promising practices for increasing completion at community colleges. U.S.

March 09, 2011

Education Secretary to Discuss Fixing No Child Left Behind with House Education and Workforce Committee

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will highlight the need to fix No Child Left Behind during his testimony before the full House Education and Workforce Committee on Wednesday, March 9, at 2 p.m. The hearing, “The Budget and Policy Proposals of the U.S. Department of Education,” will be held in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

March 08, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Participate in Forum on STEM Education Hosted by Congresswoman Donna Edwards

U.S. Department of Education Deputy Assistant Secretary Michael Yudin will participate in a forum hosted by Congresswoman Donna Edwards, D-Md., on the importance of helping students master Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) inside and outside the classroom and pursue professions in those fields.

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March 08, 2011

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education to Provide Opening Remarks at 2011 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller will give opening remarks at the Education Network Meeting for the 2011 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Conference on Tuesday, March 8 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.

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March 07, 2011

Assistant Deputy Secretary Kevin Jennings to Keynote Annual Summit on Substance Abuse, Mental Health and School Safety/Violence

Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will keynote the sixth annual summit on “Substance Abuse, Mental Health and School Safety/Violence: Best Practices for Working With Youth” on Monday, March 7, in Pine Mountain, Ga.

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March 07, 2011

Education Assistant Secretary to Give Remarks at Council for Opportunity in Education's (COE) Policy Seminar

Eduardo Ochoa, assistant secretary for postsecondary education, will address the Council for Opportunity in Education's (COE) 31st annual policy seminar at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 7, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. Ochoa will discuss the role TRIO plays in helping meet the President's national goal of leading the world in college attainment by 2020.

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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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