U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to Las Vegas, Nev., Wednesday where he will spotlight efforts to make college more affordable, promote high academic standards and strengthen career-technical education. He will deliver a pair of speeches and visit noteworthy local schools.
U.S. Education Secretary to Discuss Programme for International Student Assessment Results (PISA) at Newseum Event
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will participate in the PISA Day release event at 10 a.m. at the Newseum, in Washington, D.C. where he will join OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría to discuss the implications of the 2012 PISA results for American students and students internationally.
Alejandra Ceja, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, to Receive Baruch College Education Advocate of the Year Award
Alejandra Ceja, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, will receive a leadership award from Baruch College on Tuesday, Dec. 3 in New York.
Deputy Assistant Education Secretary Libby Doggett to Visit Child & Family Network Center to Discuss Importance of Early Learning
U.S. Department of Education Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning Libby Doggett will visit the facilities of the Child and Family Network Center (CFNC) to tour a preschool and ESL classroom on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. During her visit she will meet with educators and local officials to discuss the importance of high quality early learning opportunities.
David Esquith, director of the Office of Safe and Healthy Students, will discuss bullying, school safety and ways to maintain a positive school climate, as outlined in President Obama’s Now is the Time plan, at the Delaware PTA Annual Convention on Saturday, Nov. 23, in Middletown, Del.
Senior Official to Participate in Symposium Focused on Ways to Prevent Bullying and Keep Schools Safe
David Esquith, director of the Office of Safe and Healthy Students, will serve on a panel at the Governor’s Prevention Partnership symposium on Friday, Nov. 22, in Orange, Conn.
Acting U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Jim Shelton will visit Capitol Middle School Thursday in Baton Rouge, La., and "shadow" Principal Viola Jackson as part of the U.S. Department of Education's "ED Goes Back to School Principal Shadow Week."
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will make announcements about two education reform efforts at events in New York City on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. First, he will appear on the MSNBC morning television show Morning Joe to announce the private-sector launch of the TEACH campaign, formerly housed at the Department.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Jim Shelton to Host Open Forum at Louisiana State University on the Administration’s Efforts to Address College Value and Affordability
On Thursday, Nov. 21, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Jim Shelton will host an open forum at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge to gather public input on the administration’s proposals to address college value and affordability.
U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Give Keynote Address at Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning
Hal Plotkin, senior policy advisor to the U.S. Under Secretary of Education, will deliver the keynote address at the Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 20.