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February 06, 2014

U.S. Department of Education’s National Center For Education Statistics (NCES) to Host Technical Symposium on College Ratings System

As part of the U.S. Department of Education’s ongoing outreach to higher education stakeholders in developing a college ratings system, the Department will seek feedback from national experts at a technical symposium on Thursday, Feb. 6.

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February 04, 2014

Acting Deputy Secretary Jim Shelton to Address New York State School Boards Association at Congressional Breakfast

Acting Deputy Secretary of Education Jim Shelton will give remarks and participate in a question and answer session at the New York State School Boards Association’s Congressional Breakfast on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 8 a.m. ET, in Washington, D.C.

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January 29, 2014

Acting Under Secretary Jamienne Studley To Address Council For Higher Education Accreditation’s 2014 Annual Conference

Acting Under Secretary Jamienne Studley will give brief remarks followed by a Question and Answer session at the 2014 annual conference of the Council of Higher Education Accreditation, or CHEA, on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 12:45 p.m., in Washington, D.C.

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January 21, 2014

Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Host College Access Town Hall in Hartford

On Tuesday, January 21, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit University High School of Science and Engineering in Hartford, Conn., for a college access town hall to engage with students, college counselors, and state and local leaders—including Gov. Dannel Malloy, U.S. Sens.

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January 21, 2014

Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier to Host Engagement Session in Fall River, Mass. Aimed at Improving Foundation Skills of U.S. Adults

Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary for vocational and adult education, will host an engagement session in Fall River, Mass., on Tues., January 21, to gather input for developing a national plan to improve the preparedness of low-skilled U.S. adults. She will give opening remarks at 10 a.m., followed by remarks from U.S.

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January 20, 2014

U.S. Education Secretary to Observe Federal Holiday by Participating in City Year's Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day at Coolidge High School in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver remarks and participate in City Year Washington, D.C.'s Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Service Day. The event, which will take place from 8:45 a.m. to noon on Monday, Jan. 20, at Coolidge High School in the District, will commemorate the civil rights movement and honor the life and work of Dr. King.

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January 15, 2014

Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier to Host Engagement Session Aimed at Improving Foundation Skills of U.S. Adults

Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary for vocational and adult education, will host an engagement session in Cleveland, Miss., on Wed., January 15, to gather input for developing a national plan to improve the preparedness of low-skilled U.S. adults.

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January 14, 2014

Department to Open Student Art Exhibit and Host Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for National PTA's Reflections Program Winners

For nearly half a century, the National PTA has inspired millions of students to become involved in the arts through its Reflections Program, and each year many of the winners are recognized at the U.S. Department of Education with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open an exhibit of their artwork. On Tuesday, Jan. 14, Acting U.S.

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January 15, 2014

The White House and U.S. Department of Education to Host Education Datapalooza

In August, President Obama outlined an ambitious new agenda to combat rising college costs and make college affordable for American families. As a part of this plan, the President called on the U.S.

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January 13, 2014

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Deliver Keynote Remarks at National Assessment Governing Board Education Summit for Parent Leaders

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver keynote remarks at the Education Summit for Parent Leaders hosted by the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB). Duncan will discuss the role of parents in demanding the schools their children deserve.

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