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September 13, 2010

U.S. Secretary of Education to Visit Toronto, Canada

TORONTO—U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Weston Collegiate Institute and participate in an international education symposium—“The Building Blocks for Education: Whole System Reform”—on Monday, Sept. 13. The high school visit to Weston Collegiate Institute, located at 100 Pine St., will take place at 12:30 p.m.

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September 10, 2010

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Visit Oakland and Berkeley, Meet with Regional Superintendents, Principals, Teachers and Tour Local School

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join Rep. Barbara Lee (D-9) for a meeting with Merritt Community College President Robert Adams and a roundtable discussion with regional superintendents, principals and teachers on Friday, September 10, in Oakland, Calif.

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September 09, 2010

Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Announce 2010 National Blue Ribbon Schools at D.C. High School

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will announce that more than 300 schools have been selected as 2010 Blue Ribbon Schools Thursday, Sept. 9, at 10:00 a.m., at the School Without Walls Senior High School in Washington, D.C.

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September 08, 2010

RSA Commissioner Ruttledge to Keynote Southeast Region National Rehab Association, North Carolina Rehab Association Training Conference

Lynnae Ruttledge, commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration, will present the keynote address at the Southeast Region National Rehabilitation Association/North Carolina Rehabilitation Association Annual Training Conference Wednesday, Sept. 8 in Asheville, N.C.

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September 07, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Deliver Keynote Address at Government Technology Summit

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for innovation and improvement at the U.S. Department of Education, will keynote the Gov 2.0 Summit, a new government technology conference, at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. Shelton's remarks will focus on "Next Generation Models for Education."

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September 03, 2010

Assistant Secretary to Visit New Mexico Schools, Meet with State and Local Education Officials to Discuss Jobs and School Reform

U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana will visit Adobe Acres Elementary, a Title I School, and El Camino Real Charter School in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Friday, September 3, to meet with school leadership, teachers and students.

September 03, 2010

Assistant Deputy Secretary to Keynote National Prevention Network Annual Research Conference

DENVER—Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will discuss the link between substance use and academic achievement, and detail the Department's efforts to address this problem at the National Prevention Network 23rd Annual Research Conference in Denver. The keynote address will take place at noon Friday, Sept.

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September 02, 2010

Press Conference Call with Secretary Duncan Set for 2 P.M. Thursday to Announce Winners of Competition to Create Better Assessments

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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will hold a press conference call with reporters at 2 p.m. ET Thursday to announce the winners of the Race to the Top Assessment Competition. Secretary Duncan will be joined by state education leaders involved in developing the new assessments.

September 02, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Visit Jackson, Mississippi

Will Hold Roundtable with Community Organizations on Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act; Host Student and Parent Discussions on Importance of College