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March 01, 2011

Education Secretary to Testify Before Senate Budget Committee About FY2012 Budget Proposal

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will testify before the Senate Budget Committee about the Department’s Fiscal Year 2012 request on Tuesday, March 1, at 10 a.m. in Dirksen Senate Office Building room SD-608. Duncan’s testimony will highlight the critical importance of continued investment in education as well as the tough choices the Department has made to be fiscally responsible.

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February 28, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary to Participate in Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Black History Month Forum on Meeting the Economic needs of the African American Community

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will participate in a Black History Month forum sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, on Capitol Hill. The topic of the forum is “Investing in Communities of Color.” Secretary Duncan’s panel will address meeting the economic needs of the African American Community.

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February 28, 2011

Civil Rights Assistant Secretary to Address Mayor Johnson's 'State of Schools' Education Forum in Sacramento

Russlynn Ali, assistant secretary for the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Education, will address Mayor Kevin Johnson's "State of Schools" education forum Monday at Sacramento's historic Guild Theater.

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February 26, 2011

Secretary Duncan to Address Education Panel at National Governors Association Winter Meeting

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will participate in the "Education, Early Childhood and Workforce Committee" panel at the National Governors Association's (NGA) Winter Meeting on Saturday, Feb. 26. Duncan will highlight the administration's plan to reauthorize No Child Left Behind and discuss the role governors play in generating education reform.

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February 26, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Senior Officials to Participate in National Association of Secondary School Principals Conference in San Francisco

Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, and Alexa Posny, assistant secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, will give remarks on Saturday, Feb. 26, at the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Conference in San Francisco.

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February 27, 2011

Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Senior Department Officials to Participate in Inaugural Gathering of the Funders Network-Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Thelma Melendez, Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement Jim Shelton, and Senior Advisor for Early Learning Jacqueline Jones will participate in the inaugural gathering of the Funders Network – Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Feb.

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February 28, 2011

Education Secretary Duncan and Labor Secretary Solis to Tour Training and Learning Center and Participate in Community College Summit

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis will participate in two events in Philadelphia on Monday, Feb. 28. Duncan and Solis will tour the 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund’s Learning Center, a joint labor-management partnership that provides job skills training in the health fields to over 2,000 adult students every year.

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February 26, 2011

U.S. Secretary of Education to Give Remarks, Take Questions from Student Leaders at Education Department’s First-Ever National Youth Summit

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give remarks followed by a question and answer session at Voices in Action: National Youth Summit, hosted by the U.S. Department of Education on Saturday, Feb. 26 at Howard University.

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February 25, 2011

Education Under Secretary Joins Labor Assistant Secretary to Discuss Role of Research in Job Creation

Education Under Secretary Martha Kanter will join Department of Labor Assistant Secretary Jane Oates to discuss the role of programs and research in job creation and workforce development during the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Grants Resource Center proposal development workshop. The three-day forum will be held at the Sofitel Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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February 25, 2011

Assistant Secretary to Keynote 2011 Curriculum and Instruction Leadership Symposium in Pacific Grove, California

Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana, assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), will deliver the keynote address at the 2011 Curriculum and Instruction Leadership Symposium at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, Calif.

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