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July 01, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary to Participate to Join Panel on Sports in Schools at Aspen Ideas Festival

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will participate in festivities and events at the Aspen Ideas Festival taking place in Aspen, Colo. Duncan will engage with progressive ideas for education reform in a panel discussion titled “Just a Game – Or More Than a Game?” where he will discuss the role of sports in schools.

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June 30, 2011

Assistant Education Secretary to Address Workforce Development Issues at Clinton Global Initiative Conference

Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary for vocational and adult education, will discuss the role of education in workforce development at the Clinton Global Initiative Conference in Chicago on Thursday, June 30. The session will be held at 2 p.m. in the Erie Room at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers.

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June 29, 2011

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach to Participate In National Rural Assembly and Host White House Rural Council Roundtable

U.S. Department of Education Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach John White will discuss the Department’s rural education initiatives during two panels at the 2011 Gathering of the National Rural Assembly Wednesday in St. Paul, Minn. White also will travel to St.

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June 28, 2011

Education Secretary to Testify at Senate Hearing on DREAM Act

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee about the DREAM Act at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28. The hearing will be held in room 226 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.

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June 28, 2011

Deputy Assistant Secretary Yudin to Address Education Department’s Teacher Quality Annual Meeting

Michael Yudin, deputy assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education at the U.S. Department of Education, will give remarks at the annual meeting of state directors of the department’s teacher quality program, also known as Title II, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28, in Crystal City, Va.

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June 27, 2011

Office of Educational Technology to Participate at ISTE Conference in Philadelphia

The Education Department's Office of Educational Technology (OET) will host booth #3212 and make several presentations at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in Philadelphia June 25-July1.

June 27, 2011

Ahead of Tuesday's Senate Hearing, Education Secretary Duncan, Chicago Mayor Emanuel, Leading Military Expert Endorse DREAM Act on National Press Call

On Monday, June 27, the day before the first-ever Senate hearing on the DREAM Act, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and Margaret Stock, a former professor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, will be holding a press conference call to endorse the DREAM Act. The call will be held at 2:30 p.m. ET.

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June 24, 2011

White House Hispanic Education Initiative Director, Deputy Director to Participate in San Antonio Conference

Juan Sepúlveda, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, and Deputy Director José Rico will discuss the Obama administration's strategies to increase Latino students' access to a quality education on Friday, June 24 in San Antonio.

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June 24, 2011

Deputy Education Secretary to Engage in Conversation about Philanthropy in Education

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education, Tony Miller, will address education experts, school officials and philanthropic leaders during the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ symposium, “Philanthropy and Public Education,” at noon on Friday, June 24. The event will be held at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.

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June 23, 2011

Education Secretary to Discuss School Improvement Efforts at Middle Schools Across the Country

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will address hundreds of educators and school officials during his keynote address at the National Forum’s Annual Schools to Watch Conference at 6:20 p.m. on Thursday, June 23. The conference will be held at the Marriott Crystal Gateway Hotel in Arlington, Va

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