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April 15, 2011

Civil Rights Assistant Secretary to Address National Federation of the Blind's Disability Law Symposium

Russlynn Ali, assistant secretary for the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), will address the National Federation of the Blind's 2011 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium Friday in Baltimore, Md. Ali will discuss disability rights in education and the progress that has been made by OCR in addressing disability issues and equal access to education.

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April 14, 2011

Education Department Senior Official to Discuss Reform Efforts with Omaha Community Leaders

Alberto Retana, director of community outreach for the U.S. Department of Education, will hold roundtable discussions with local leaders in Omaha, Neb., on Thursday and Friday, April 14 and 15.

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April 14, 2011

Education Secretary Duncan to Address Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning Forum

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will participate on a panel at the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) Forum at 8:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, April 14, in Washington, D. C. Panelists will discuss how social and emotional factors support student achievement. A question and answer session will follow the panel.

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April 14, 2011

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights to Kickoff Speaking Series at University of Maryland Law School

The U.S. Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali will launch the Office for Civil Rights’ (OCR) first in a three-stop speaking series on Thursday, April 14, to commemorate civil rights milestones throughout the history of the United States' public education system.

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April 13, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana to Keynote Eastern Regional School Improvement Grant Conference in D.C.

U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana will address the 2011 Eastern Regional School Improvement Grant Capacity-Building Conference for School Improvement Grant (SIG) recipients on Wednesday, April 13, at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. DuPont Circle Hotel.

April 13, 2011

U.S. Secretary of Education to Highlight Local Collaboration on Education in Michigan City and Discuss the Impact of a High Quality Early Childhood Education in Chicago

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will highlight local collaboration to improve education in Michigan City, Ind. on Wednesday, April 13. During a visit to Lake Hills Elementary School, Duncan will stop by classrooms and speak to educators, students, parents, higher education leaders and community leaders about the role they have in renewing and improving schools.

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April 13, 2011

Senior Department Official to Give Keynote Address at National Council Of State Agencies for the Blind Conference

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) Commissioner Lynnae Ruttledge will give the keynote address at the 2011 spring conference of the National Council of State Agencies for the Blind (NCSAB) at 1:15 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 13, in Bethesda, Md. Rutledge will focus her remarks on RSA's current initiatives and will provide an update on the Workforce Investment Act legislation.

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April 13, 2011

Education Department Senior Official to Discuss State of STEM Education at Institute for Competitive Workforce Panel

Michael Lach, special assistant for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, will discuss the state of STEM education and its importance to the economy during a panel organized by the Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW), a non-profit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, at 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13.

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April 12, 2011

Office for Civil Rights Assistant Secretary Russlynn Ali to Speak at College Board’s Annual Conference on the Future of African American Education

U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali will deliver remarks at the College Board’s annual conference at 8 a.m. ET on Tuesday, April 12, in Philadelphia, Pa.

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April 12, 2011

Under Secretary Kanter to Participate in Panel Discussion at Swiss Embassy on Education and Training

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will participate in a panel discussion about education and training in a changing world at 4:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 12, at the Swiss Embassy in Washington, D.C. Other panelists include Dr. Stefan C.

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