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September 22, 2010

Department Official to Give Keynote Remarks at Learning Leaders Open Meeting in New York

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will give keynote remarks at the Learning Leaders Open Meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 22 in New York City.

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September 21, 2010

Arne Duncan, Kathleen Sebelius, Shaun Donovan and Melody Barnes to Hold Press Conference for Major Announcement on Promise Neighborhoods

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan and the Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Melody Barnes will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.

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September 21, 2010

Assistant Secretaries Martin and Ochoa to Serve as Panelists at "Getting to Graduation" Forum

Carmel Martin, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, and Eduardo Ochoa, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, will each participate in a panel discussion on federal higher education policy at the Washington Monthly and Education Sector's "Getting to Graduation" event on Tuesday, Sept. 21, in Washington, D.C.

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September 21, 2010

Director of White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities to Address Wiley College Convocation

John S. Wilson, director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, will address the 138th President's Opening Convocation at Wiley College Tuesday in Marshall, Texas.

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September 21, 2010

Senior Official to Visit Boston Area, Promote President's 2020 College Completion Goal and Highlight Successful Models of Closing the Achievement Gap

Alberto Retana, U.S. Department of Education's director of community outreach, will visit the Boston area Sept. 21-22 as part of a national outreach to spotlight successful efforts to close the achievement gap and advance the President's national goal of leading the world in college completion by 2020.

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September 21, 2010

White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders to Swear in President's Advisory Commission Members Tuesday

Washington — More than a dozen new members of the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders will be sworn in at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday.

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September 20, 2010

Assistant Secretary Ochoa To Participate in Panel on New Report on Immigrant Workers

U.S. Assistant Secretary Eduardo Ochoa will participate in a panel discussion on the Migration Policy Institute’s new report: “Still an Hourglass: Immigrant Workers in Middle Skills Jobs,” at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 20, in Washington, D.C.

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September 20, 2010

U.S. Education Department Convenes Summit to Explore Transition to Sustainable, Green Economy

The U.S. Department of Education will host the "Sustainability Education Summit: Citizenship and Pathways for a Green Economy" Monday and Tuesday in Washington, D.C. More than 300 experts will come together to begin developing an action plan for a broad national approach to economic sustainability, centering on higher education and the education system in general.

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September 18, 2010

Assistant Secretary Ochoa to Address Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Annual Conference in San Diego

Eduardo Ochoa, U.S. assistant secretary of postsecondary education, will deliver a keynote address at the 24th annual conference of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, in San Diego, Calif.

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September 20, 2010

Rehabilitation Services Commissioner to Participate in Panel Discussions on Disability Employment

Lynnae Ruttledge, commissioner of the U.S. Department of Education's Rehabilitation Services Administration, will participate in panel discussions examining disability employment issues as part of the 2010 U.S. Business Leadership Network Annual Conference and Expo Monday in Chicago.

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