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June 13, 2011

Department of Education Assistant Secretary to Deliver Keynote Remarks at the Pathways to Prosperity Summit

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education Brenda Dann-Messier will deliver keynote remarks at the Pathways to Prosperity Summit, Monday, June 13 in Warwick, R.I. The theme of the summit is “Creating Pathways to Prosperity for Young Adults in Rhode Island.” The event will examine the challenges facing young adult students in Rhode Island.

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June 10, 2011

Deputy Assistant Secretary to Deliver Commencement Address for Columbia Gorge Community College

Frank Chong, deputy assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will deliver Columbia Gorge Community College’s commencement address at 3 p.m. Friday, June 10, on The Dalles campus. During his address, Chong will emphasize the need for our nation’s youth to pursue career paths that bring about positive change in the world.

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June 10, 2011

Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education Brenda Dann-Messier to Deliver Commencement Address at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Science

U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education Brenda Dann-Messier will deliver the commencement address at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Science’s (CHSAS) graduation ceremonies on Friday, June 10.

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June 09, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Partners with Chicago Public Schools for Parent Forum

The Rev. Brenda Girton-Mitchell, director of the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Education, will deliver the keynote address at the 2nd Annual 2011 Parent Forum co-hosted by the Department and Chicago Public Schools.

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June 09, 2011

U.S. Education Official to Participate in NBC News Education Nation Event on Workforce Readiness

Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier, who heads the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will serve as a special guest for the NBC News Education Nation Job One Panel examining workforce readiness Thursday at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

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June 08, 2011

Education, Agriculture Officials to Discuss Federal Support for Rural Schools at Rural State School Chiefs Meeting in Big Sky, Montana

The U.S. Department of Education’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach, John White, will join the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Under Secretary for Rural Development, Cheryl Cook, in Big Sky, Mont. June 8-9 to brief rural state school chiefs on how the two Departments are working together to increase awareness of federal resources available to support high-need rural schools.

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June 08, 2011

Equity and Excellence Commission to Host Town Hall to Examine Disparities in Meaningful Educational Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Education’s Equity and Excellence Commission will host a town hall meeting on Wednesday, June 8, in Dallas to examine disparities in meaningful educational opportunities. Participants will include Stephen Chen, executive director of the Equity and Excellence Commission, and Alberto Retana, the Education Department’s director of community outreach.

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June 07, 2011

Education Under Secretary to Testify Before HELP Committee on For-Profit Colleges and Student Debt

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will testify on the Department’s higher education regulations and issues surrounding student debt before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 7. The hearing will be held in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 430.

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June 06, 2011

U.S. Department of Education to Host LGBT Youth Summit in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give remarks at the Department’s first-ever Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) youth summit at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C. The two-day summit, “Creating and Maintaining Safe and Supportive Environments for LGBT Youth,” will take place Monday-Tuesday, June 6-7.

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