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September 30, 2011

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach John White to Visit Dallas-Area Schools, Address State Fair of Texas Awards Banquet

John White, the U.S. Department of Education's deputy assistant secretary for rural outreach, will visit schools in the Dallas area Friday and deliver the keynote address to the State Fair of Texas' 65th Annual Honor Awards Banquet, recognizing the Texas 4-H Council, Texas FFA and Texas FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) Saturday in Dallas.

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September 30, 2011

Education Department to Unveil Proposal for Reforming, Improving America's Teacher Preparation Programs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will unveil on Friday a proposal to reform and improve America's teacher preparation programs, aimed at better preparing educators for classroom success.

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September 30, 2011

U.S. Education Deputy Secretary Miller to Deliver Remarks at Native American and Alaska Native Annual Directors Meeting

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller will deliver brief opening remarks at the Native American and Alaska Native Children in School Program Annual Directors Meeting on Friday at the Education Department in Washington, D.C.

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September 30, 2011

White House Hispanic Education Initiative Director to Address Orange County Summit on Closing Latino Achievement Gap

Juan Sepúlveda, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, will address the "Closing the Latino Achievement Gap Orange County 2011 Summit," Friday in Santa Ana, Calif., hosted by Santa Ana College in collaboration with Santa Ana Unified School District and other partners.

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September 30, 2011

U.S. Secretary of Education Discusses Importance of Extended Learning at the Center for American Progress

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will keynote a panel discussion at the Center for American Progress at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, in Washington, D.C. He will discuss the importance of expanded learning time in school and its potential to improve academic performance. New York Commission of Education John King and experts in the field of time and learning will join the discussion.

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September 28, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Join Gov. Patrick and Education Secretary Reville for a Press Call Highlighting Race to the Top and Continued Education Support Through the American Jobs Act

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join Gov. Deval Patrick and Massachusetts Education Secretary Paul Reville for a press call to promote Massachusetts’ Race to the Top work over the last year and to discuss the need for continued education support through the American Jobs Act.

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September 28, 2011

Civil Rights Assistant Secretary to Participate in Education Reform Town Hall Hosted by U.S. Rep. Karen Bass

Russlynn Ali, assistant secretary for the Office for Civil Rights, will deliver remarks at an Education Reform Town Hall hosted by U.S. Rep. Karen Bass Wednesday in Los Angeles. The discussion will focus on President Obama’s plan for improving education for America’s children and efforts to address persistent issues of equity in achieving quality education for all California children.

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September 28, 2011

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach John White will Keynote Rural Community College Alliance Awards Banquet

The U.S. Department of Education’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach, John White, will deliver the keynote address on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 at 6 p.m. CT at the Rural Community College Alliance conference’s awards banquet in Oklahoma City, Okla.

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September 27, 2011

Education Department’s Director of Faith-Based and Community Partnerships to Lead Sessions at the “Connecting Communities for the Common Good” Event at Wayne County Community College

Brenda Girton-Mitchell, director of the Center for Faith-based and Community Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Education, will lead two sessions at the “Connecting Communities for the Common Good” event at the Wayne County Community College in Detroit on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

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September 27, 2011

Education Under Secretary to Celebrate Excellence in Higher Education for Programs that Serve Latino Students

Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will deliver remarks at Excelencia in Education’s 6th annual “Celebracion de Excelencia” at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

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