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July 28, 2011

U.S. Department of Education's Equity and Excellence Commission to Hold Third Official Meeting Thursday in D.C.

The U.S. Department of Education’s Equity and Excellence Commission will hold its third meeting on Thursday, July 28 in Washington, D.C.. The agenda will include a general update on the progress since the last meeting.

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July 27, 2011

U.S. Under Secretary of Education to Call for Culture of College Completion

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will deliver the keynote call to action at the College Changes Everything conference hosted by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. Kanter will address college presidents and admissions officials as well as high school superintendents, principals, guidance counselors, community-based leaders and government officials at 4 p.m.

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July 27, 2011

Education Secretary Duncan Joins Rep. Bobby Scott in Convening Experts to Discuss Modeling and Simulation in Higher Education

Several key stakeholders will gather on Wednesday, July 27, to discuss higher education modeling and simulation in order to identify program needs and support the fields’ further development. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Department of Education headquarters in Washington, D.C. The conversation will open with brief remarks from U.S.

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July 27, 2011

Senior Department Official to Address National Lieutenant Governors Association Meeting in in Puerto Rico

Frank Chong, the U.S. Department of Education’s deputy assistant secretary for Vocational and Adult Education, will serve as one of two panelists at the National Lieutenant Governors Association annual meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Wednesday, July 27, at 11:30 a.m.

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July 27, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Officials to Participate with Colorado Leaders in the Connecting Communities for the Common Good Conference

U.S. Department of Education’s Kenneth Bedell and Heather Foster will participate in the White House Office for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships’ Connecting Communities for the Common Good conference in Denver on Wednesday, July 27. The conference will bring together faith and community leaders from across Colorado to discuss ways to engage and strengthen community partnerships.

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July 27, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary to Discuss Department's FY2012 Budget at Senate Hearing

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will testify in front of the Senate Appropriations Committee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27, to discuss the Department’s budget for FY2012 and the importance of education reform for economic prosperity. The hearing will be held in room 124 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.

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July 27, 2011

U.S. Education Senior Advisor to Address Conference in Las Vegas

U.S. Education Department Senior Advisor Jo Anderson will address the 85th Annual Conference of the California School Employees Association Wednesday at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas.

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July 27, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Senior Officials to Participate in the After School Corporation Forum on Digital Learning, and Blended-Learning Discussion

Karen Cator, director of the Office of Educational Technology, and Michael Robbins, senior advisor for nonprofit partnerships, will participate in The After School Corporation’s (TASC) Digital Learning Forum and Blended-Learning Working Group on Wednesday, July 27 in New York.

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July 26, 2011

White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley, Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) to Join Education Secretary Arne Duncan For Let's Read! Let's Move! Summer Enrichment Series Event Tuesday

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, will join White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley, Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) on Tuesday, July 26, for the final 2011 event of the Let's Read! Let's Move! summer enrichment series, sponsored by the U.S.

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July 24, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Highlight Education Reform at Events in Des Moines

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to Des Moines for education events Sunday and Monday, spotlighting the need to promote educational excellence for students in Iowa and across America.

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