U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will address a town hall listening session with tribal officials Wednesday in Washington. The session, being held in advance of the White House Tribal Nations Conference on Thursday, is intended to give tribal officials an opportunity to engage in dialogue with the department's senior staff on improving American Indian and Alaska Native education.
Experts to Present New Data on the Needs of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at Major Conference
Washington Experts will discuss new findings about everyday problems facing Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities this week at a conference held by the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at George Washington University.
Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will deliver the commencement address during a ceremony at St. Philip’s College in San Antonio, Texas, on Friday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. Kanter will join the college’s president, Adena Williams Loston, and the Board of Trustees in conferring 975 associate degrees and certificates to graduating students.
On Thursday, Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and Drug-Free Schools Kevin Jennings and Senior Policy Advisor for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Steven Means will participate in the Minnesota LGBT and Little Earth Listening and Learning Session hosted by the Minnesota Department of Education in St Paul, MN.
Under Secretary of Education to Discuss Importance of Higher Education Affordability During Policy Forum
Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will engage in a conversation about higher education attainment and affordability during The Education Equation Policy Forum on Thursday, Dec. 9, at 12:15 p.m.
Secretary Duncan, Mayor Bloomberg, Chancellor Klein to Join in Announcing Modernization of GED Tests
EDITOR'S NOTE: Updates with new location.
(Alternative Education Complex, 500 8th Ave. [10th floor], New York)
U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana will deliver keynote remarks at the Secondary Literacy Summit X, “Adolescent Literacy: Equity and Opportunity for All,” in Costa Mesa, Ca. on Wednesday, Dec. 8. Dr.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will address the CIA Foreign Language Summit Wednesday at the Marriott Inn & Conference Center, University of Maryland University College in Hyattsville, Md. More than 300 foreign language educators are expected.
Assistant Deputy Secretary Shelton to Engage in Discussion of College Readiness Strategies during Keynote Remarks
Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will deliver keynote remarks at a college readiness conference on Wednesday, Dec. 8, entitled, “Building Better Students: Preparation for Life after High School.” The event is co-sponsored by Educational Testing Service (ETS), College Board and the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
Assistant Deputy Secretary Kevin Jennings to Give Keynote Remarks at "Strengthening Connections: Weaving a Network of Support" Conference
Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will give keynote remarks at the “Strengthening Connections: Weaving a Network of Support” conference on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at the Hospitality House in Fredericksburg, Va.