Senior Officials to Visit Southern Alabama to Discuss President’s 2020 College Completion Goal, Rural Education, and School Partnerships
John White, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach, and Michael Robbins, Special Assistant for Faith-Based and Community Partnerships will travel to the Black Belt region of Alabama this week to meet with rural community college presidents, visit rural schools, and meet with faith and community partners supporting school reform and improvement in high poverty areas.
Alberto Retana, U.S. Department of Education’s director of community outreach, will visit the Los Angeles area Thursday-Friday, Oct. 7-8, to host a National Youth Listening Session on college access and completion.
SAN DIEGO—U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana will deliver a keynote address at the annual National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Convention on Thursday, Oct. 7, at the San Diego Town & Country Resort and Convention Center.
U.S. Department of Education Senior Advisor for Early Learning Jacqueline Jones will deliver remarks about the importance of early learning and read with local preschool children at Jumpstart’s Read for the Record event to be held at the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C., on the morning of Oct. 7.
Assistant Deputy Secretary to Discuss Importance of Computer Science in Education at National Press Club
Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for innovation and improvement at the U.S. Department of Education, will give remarks at “System Failure: Why is K-12 Computer Science Education Fading as the Digital Economy Grows?” at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, at the National Press Club.
Education Technology Director to Give Keynote Address at Forum on “Unleashing Technology to Personalize Learning”
Karen Cator, director of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Technology, will give the keynote address at Education Week’s Leadership forum on “Unleashing Technology to Personalize Learning” on Tuesday Oct. 5 in Washington, D.C. The meeting is the first of two Leadership Forums sponsored by Education Week.
Director of White House Hispanic Education Initiative to Address 2010 Hispanic Scholarship Fund Education Summit
Juan Sepúlveda, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, will deliver the VIP pre-summit luncheon keynote address during the 2010 Hispanic Scholarship Fund Education Summit Tuesday in New York. Sepúlveda will highlight the Obama administration's strategies to increase Latino students' access to a quality education.
U.S. Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education Ochoa to Speak at the Renaissance Group Conference on Teacher Preparation
U.S. Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education Eduardo Ochoa will address The Renaissance Group (TRG) during its fall conference at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3. His remarks will highlight the importance of teacher preparation programs and technology to institutions of higher education.
Education Secretary Duncan to Participate in Press Conference Call with College Journalists for MTV and College Coard's "Get Schooled College Affordability Challenge"
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will participate in a press conference call with young people about college affordability and the critical importance of higher education and attaining a degree at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 4.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver the keynote address at the American Bar Association Section of Litigation's Fall Leadership Meeting at noon Saturday in Chicago. Secretary Duncan will discuss the role that lawyers can play in advancing educational equity, bolstering civics education, and improving educational performance.