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April 01, 2011

Rehabilitation Services Commissioner to Address Policy Forum on Rehabilitation and New Technologies

Lynnae Ruttledge, commissioner of the U.S. Department of Education's Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), will deliver the keynote address to the American Association of People with Disabilities' Policy Forum on Rehabilitation and New Technologies Friday in Washington.

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March 31, 2011

U.S. Education Official to Participate in Panel Discussion on Recruiting Teachers for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education

Michael Lach, special assistant for science, technology, engineering and math education to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, will participate in a breakfast panel discussion on “Creating a Talent Pool for Chicago and the Midwest: Driving Education in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)” hosted by the Executives’ Club of Chicago from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.

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March 31, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Deputy Secretary Tony Miller to Deliver Opening Remarks at Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller will provide the opening remarks at Harvard University’s three-day Advanced Leadership Initiative Think Tank at 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 31 in Cambridge, Mass. The Think Tank will focus on partnerships between social entrepreneurs and educational institutions to enhance education through technology.

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March 31, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Participate in Panel Discussion at Georgetown University on Importance of Character Development in Student Achievement

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for innovation and improvement at the U.S. Department of Education, will participate in an education forum addressing character development and its impact on student achievement. The forum, hosted by the Chavez Schools and Georgetown University, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at Georgetown University.

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March 31, 2011

Education Under Secretary to Discuss College Choice and Future of Higher Education at Forum Hosted by Arizona State University

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will deliver the opening address and highlight the Administration’s efforts to boost college attainment and completion at an event focusing on the future of higher education. Arizona State University is hosting the forum, titled “College Choice and the Global Race to Out-Innovate, Out-Perform and Out-Build,” at 9 a.m.

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March 31, 2011

Executive Director of White House Hispanic Initiative to Address Strengthening Hispanic-Serving Institutions During Keynote

Juan Sepulveda, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, will deliver the keynote address at the Inland Empire Economic Partnership’s 2011 Inaugural Inland Empire Quality of Life Summit in San Bernardino, Calif. Sepulveda’s remarks will be at 12:30 p.m.

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March 31, 2011

Rehabilitation Services Administration Commissioner Lynnae Ruttledge to Give Keynote Address at Community of Practice Delaware Transition Conference

Rehabilitation Services Administration Commissioner Lynnae Ruttledge will give the keynote address at the Community of Practice Delaware Transition Conference on Thursday, March 31 in Dover, Del. Ruttledge will discuss the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services’ current goals and how those goals connect with the Department’s priorities.

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March 31, 2011

Education Secretary Duncan to Participate in United Way Worldwide's National Education Town Hall

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Melody Barnes, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, will take part in United Way Worldwide’s National Education Town Hall at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 31, at Trinity Washington University. The two will be interviewed by the event moderator, CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, followed by a question-and-answer session.

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March 31, 2011

Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny to Present Remarks at the National School Social Work Conference

U.S. Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Dr. Alexa Posny will present remarks at the 14th National School Social Work Conference at the Embassy Suites Kingston Plantation Resort in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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April 15, 2011

U.S. Department of Education to Host a Series of Public Meetings on Race to the Top Assessment Program Implementation

The U.S. Department of Education will convene a series of public meetings to provide technical assistance and support to the two consortia of states awarded grants under the Race to the Top Assessment program—the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC).