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September 26, 2011

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis and Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter to announce $500 million in grants through Community College Career Training Initiative

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis and Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will announce nearly $500 million in grants to community colleges around the country for targeted job training and workforce development to help economically dislocated workers who are changing careers.

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September 26, 2011

Office for Civil Rights to Conduct Community Meeting in Temple, Texas, on Civil Rights Obligations Concerning Discipline

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights will hold a community meeting Monday, Sept. 26 at Temple College in Temple, Texas, regarding discipline in elementary and secondary schools and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the bases of race, color, and national origin.

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September 24, 2011

Civil Rights Assistant Secretary to Participate in Education Champions for All Event

Russlynn Ali, assistant secretary for the Office for Civil Rights, will participate in a discussion with 50 teachers from around the country as part of the group Education Champions for All’s “World Class Classrooms in All Communities: Listening to the Voices of Effective Educators.”

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September 26, 2011

Assistant Education Secretary Alexa Posny to Give Remarks, Join Discussion at “Autism Speaks: A Conversation with Families and federal and State Policy Makers”

U.S. Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) Alexa Posny will give remarks and participate in a discussion on best practices and funding for educating students with autism. Posny will start the discussion by sharing Department initiatives to support research and best practices in autism.

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September 23, 2011

Equity and Excellence Commission to Hold Fourth Official Meeting Friday in D.C.

The U.S. Department of Education’s Equity and Excellence Commission will hold its fourth meeting Friday in Washington, D.C. The agenda will include determining the outline of the commission’s final report, discussing report language and reaching consensus on particular recommendations.

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September 23, 2011

Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education to Address Maryland Career Pathways Summit

Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary for Vocational and Adult Education, will give remarks at the Maryland Career Pathways Summit at 9:15 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, in Hanover, Md.

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September 23, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Deliver Remarks at National Principal of the Year Awards Gala on Friday

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver brief congratulatory remarks at the National Association of Secondary School Principals’ (NASSP) National Principal of the Year Awards Gala on Friday, Sept. 23, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va.

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September 22, 2011

Secretaries Duncan, Napolitano to Highlight Recovery Efforts during Visit to Joplin

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Deputy Administrator Rich Serino will visit Joplin, Mo., on Thursday to meet with students, teachers and faculty as well as local officials and receive an update on how the Joplin community is continuing to recover from the May 2011 tornado.

September 21, 2011

Assistant Deputy Education Secretary Shelton to Discuss Competitive Workforce Strategies at Breakfast Event with Business Leaders

U.S. Assistant Deputy Secretary of Education Jim Shelton will deliver the keynote address at the Good Morning Metro South Breakfast, hosted by the Metro South Chamber of Commerce in Bridgewater, Mass., on Wednesday, Sept. 21. The breakfast will bring together more than 150 business leaders from across the region.

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September 21, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Participate in National Academies Workshop on STEM Education and Its Impact on the Economy

Michael Lach, special assistant for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education, will participate in the 2011 National Academies workshop “Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Development of Regional Innovation Environments” on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery in Madison, Wis. The three-day workshop, which begins today, Sept.

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