U.S. Education Secretary to Attend Prayer Breakfast, Participate in Service Project to Honor Dr. King's Life and Legacy
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, will join civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton for an annual King Day breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, at the Madison Loews Hotel in Washington, D.C. In his remarks, Secretary Duncan will speak about Dr.
Deputy Education Secretary to Keynote Symposium Celebrating 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology
Deputy Education Secretary Tony Miller will deliver the keynote address at the 11th annual 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology Symposium on Saturday, Jan. 15, at 9:30 a.m. The event, entitled “Innovation and Equity: Spurring Manufacturing Through Innovation in Black Communities,” will be in the Lincoln Theater in Washington, D.C.
Assistant Secretary to Visit Mahalia Jackson Early Childhood & Family Learning Center and Deliver Remarks
U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana will visit Mahalia Jackson Early Childhood & Family Learning Center on Friday, Jan. 14 in New Orleans. During her visit, Meléndez de Santa Ana will tour the school and deliver brief remarks on the need for a comprehensive, collaborative approach to building language and literacy from birth through adulthood.
Assistant Deputy Secretary to Deliver Keynote Address on Creating Safe, Healthy and Caring Learning Environments
IOWA—Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will address the importance of creating safe, supportive school environments in an effort to increase student achievement at the Iowa Department of Education’s Safe, Healthy and Caring Learning Environments workshops.
Juan Sepúlveda, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, will address the National Educational Telecommunications Association’s Annual Conference Wednesday in Nashville. Sepúlveda will discuss Latino degree completion and the Obama administration's strategies to increase Latino students' access to a quality education.
Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny, whose Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) administers the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), will deliver the luncheon address at the IDEA Partnership Project meeting Tuesday in Alexandria.
Education Secretary’s Senior Advisor on College Access to Hold First Meeting of FAFSA Completion Pilot Project Sites
Greg Darnieder, senior advisor to the Secretary on the College Access Initiative, will convene the first meeting of the FAFSA pilot project sites – areas with a targeted focus on FAFSA completion – on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 10-11, near Dallas.
Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities to Meet Friday by Teleconference: Public Invited to Listen
The Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities (AIM Commission) invites the general public to listen in to a teleconference discussion on preliminary findings from the commission's legal and technology working groups. Interested participants can access the teleconference by phone at 1-800-860-2442.
Education Secretary Duncan Joins Mayor Gray and DCPS Interim Chancellor Henderson for Back-to-School Event at Sousa Middle School
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray and District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Interim Chancellor Kaya Henderson will kick off 2011 and the semester with a back-to-school event at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6., at Sousa Middle School.
White House AAPI Initiative to Convene Silicon Valley Leaders to Promote Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders will hold a summit on entrepreneurship and small business growth with business leaders in Silicon Valley on Friday, Jan. 7 to promote the administration's efforts to help drive economic growth.