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August 31, 2011

Senior Official to Promote Textbook Affordability at National Student Event

The U.S. Department of Education's Senior Policy Advisory Hal Plotkin will join students and faculty at the University of Maryland College Park tomorrow at a press conference to help launch a campaign for affordable textbooks.

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August 31, 2011

Department of Education’s Deputy Secretary for Rural Outreach John White to Host Agency’s First Twitter Rural Forum Tomorrow

The U.S. Department of Education’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach John White will host a Twitter Rural Forum at #EDRuralChat on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 3-3:30 p.m. ET. Beginning today, Twitter users can submit questions on rural education to the Deputy Assistant Secretary using the hash tag #EDRuralChat.

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August 29, 2011

Civil Rights Assistant Secretary Ali to Head U.S. Delegation Promoting Collaboration with Brazilian Government on Equity in Education

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali will travel to Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Brasilia Aug. 29-Sept. 2 as a follow-up to President Barack Obama's trip to Brazil in March 2010.

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August 30, 2011

RSA Commissioner Lynnae Ruttledge to Give Keynote Remarks at Kentucky Rehabilitation Association Annual Training Conference

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) Commissioner Lynnae Ruttledge will give keynote remarks at the Kentucky Rehabilitation Association Annual Conference on Tuesday, August 30 in Covington, Ky. Ruttledge will discuss RSA initiatives and updates on pending legislation.

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August 26, 2011

Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Meet with Tribal Educators and Give Commencement Address in South Dakota

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to South Dakota on Friday, Aug. 26, to conduct a roundtable discussion with tribal educators and stakeholders, hold a media availability following the conversation, and deliver the commencement address at Sinte Gleska University. He will also attend the Rosebud-Sioux 135th Tribal Fair.

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August 24, 2011

White House TCU Initiative to Make Announcement about Indian Students at Pine Ridge Sioux Reservation on Wednesday

KYLE, S.D. – White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities deputy director William Mendoza will join several college presidents at a news conference on Wednesday to make an announcement about the important role American Indian and Alaska Native students play in President Obama’s educational excellence goals.

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August 24, 2011

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Hold Twitter Town Hall on Wednesday

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will hold a Twitter Town Hall, focusing on “Education and the Economy: Investing in Our Future,” on Wednesday, August 24 at 1:30 p.m. John Merrow will moderate the question and answer session that will be broadcast live on the Department’s ustream channel.

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August 23, 2011

Education Secretary Duncan to Speak at Event Unveiling Public/Private Partnership to Improve Job Skills

U.S. Secretary Arne Duncan will join Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and others at Montgomery College on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 11:00 a.m. at an event announcing a public/private partnership between Discovery Communications and Montgomery College to better prepare students with the critical skills needed for today’s job market.

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August 23, 2011

U.S. Secretaries of Education and Health and Human Services Announce More Details for Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will discuss the next stage in the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge on a national press call at 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Aug. 23. Reporters who are interested in being on the call may dial 888-323-5253.

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August 23, 2011

Assistant Secretary Posny, Rehabilitation Services Commissioner Ruttledge to Address National Financial Management Conference

Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) Alexa Posny and Lynnae Ruttledge, commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), will participate in RSA's 2011 National Financial Management Conference in Arlington, Va. Ruttledge will deliver opening remarks on Tuesday, Aug.

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