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March 15, 2011

Education Department Assistant Secretary to Visit New Mexico as Part of Career and Technical Community Conversation Tour

Brenda Dann-Messier, the assistant secretary for the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will continue her Career and Technical Community Conversation listening tour when she visits New Mexico on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 15-16.

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March 15, 2011

Assistant Secretary to Provide Keynote Remarks at Delaware Statewide Inclusion Conference

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Education Dr. Alexa Posny will provide keynote remarks at the Delaware Statewide Inclusion Conference Tuesday, March 15 in Dover, Del. Posny will discuss the Department’s proposed Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization plan and how it impacts children and youth with disabilities.

March 15, 2011

U.S. Education Under Secretary to Stress Importance of Protecting Pell Grants During House Appropriations Committee Testimony

Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will testify about the importance of Pell grants before the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday, March 15, at 10:30 a.m. The hearing will be in front of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies in room 2358-C of the Rayburn House Office Building.

March 14, 2011

Assistant Deputy Secretary Kevin Jennings to Keynote National Student Transportation Conference

Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will keynote the Transporting Students with Disabilities and Preschoolers national conference on Monday, March 14, in Kansas City, Mo. He will address the importance of creating safe, supportive school environments in an effort to increase student achievement.

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March 12, 2011

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller to Participate in Panel Discussion at the 11th National Tap Conference in Los Angeles

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller will participate in a panel discussion at the 11th National TAP Conference: Changing the Landscape for Educator Support and Evaluation, hosted by The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET), at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 12 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

March 14, 2011

Rehabilitation Services Administration Commissioner Lynnae Ruttledge to Give Keynote Address at Virginia Transition Forum

Rehabilitation Services Administration Commissioner Lynnae Ruttledge will give the keynote address at the Virginia Transition Forum on Monday, March 14 in Norfolk, Va. Ruttledge will discuss the Education Department’s vocational rehabilitation programs and services to help students transition from school to work settings, or to postsecondary education.

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March 14, 2011

Department Senior Official to Discuss National Educational Technology Plan at Microcomputers in Education Conference

The U.S. Department of Education’s Director of Educational Technology Karen Cator will provide the opening keynote at the Microcomputers in Education Conference (MEC) Monday, March 14 in Tempe, Ariz. Cator will discuss “Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology.

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March 11, 2011

Education Department Senior Advisor to Highlight Administration's Proposals to Transform Teacher Preparation Programs

Education Department Senior Advisor Jo Anderson will deliver the keynote address at the general session of the National Association for Alternative Certification (NAAC) 21st annual conference on Friday, March 11, at 9:15 a.m. Anderson will deliver his remarks in the LaSalle Ballroom of the Doubletree Magnificent Mile in Chicago.

March 11, 2011

U.S. Secretary of Education Duncan to Join Army Chief of Staff Gen. Casey in Announcing 'Project Pass' in Radcliff, Ky.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. in announcing a new student character and leadership development program Friday at North Middle School in Radcliff, Ky.

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March 11, 2011

Department of Education Senior Official to Participate in South-by-Southwest Conference in Austin

Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement Jim Shelton will speak on a panel entitled “Asleep in the Classroom? A Wake-up Call From the Future” at the 25th annual South by Southwest conference Friday, March 11 in Austin, Texas. The panel will address how technology helps keep students interested in school and infuse wonder and excitement back into learning.

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