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September 21, 2011

Deputy Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics to Address 'Viva Fest,' San Jose Mexican Heritage Corporation's Festival and Mariachi Conference

Jose Rico, deputy director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, will give remarks at “Viva Fest,”the Mexican Heritage Corporation’s 20th annual San Jose Mexican Heritage Festival and Mariachi Conference at noon PDT on Wednesday, Sept.

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September 20, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Announce Broad Prize

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will announce the winner of the 2011 Broad Prize on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. This is the tenth anniversary of The Broad Prize, established in 2002.

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September 20, 2011

Assistant Secretary Russlynn Ali to Serve as Panelist at AKA Sorority’s Public Policy Conference at Howard University

Russlynn Ali, U.S. assistant secretary for Civil Rights, will participate on a panel at an Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Town Hall Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Ali will discuss the changes occurring in educational opportunities, educational disparities and enforcement policy.

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September 19, 2011

Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Education Secretary Duncan among Senior Leaders to Address Conference Commemorating National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week

Several senior officials, including White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, will speak at the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities’ two-day national conference commemorating National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Week.

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September 19, 2011

Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Education Secretary Duncan among Senior Leaders to Address Conference Commemorating National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week

Several senior officials, including White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, will speak at the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities’ two-day national conference commemorating National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Week.

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September 19, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Participate in STEM Symposium and Exhibition at Drexel University in Philadelphia

Michael Lach, special assistant for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education, will participate in the upcoming symposium and exhibition “Smart Schools: Lessons Learned from Schools Successful in STEM” on Monday, Sept. 19, at Drexel University in Philadelphia. He will highlight the Obama Administration’s efforts to promote STEM education nationwide.

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September 19, 2011

U.S. Secretary of Education to Give Remarks at Storycorps' National Teachers Initiative Launch

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give remarks at the launch of StoryCorps' National Teachers Initiative on Monday, Sept. 19 at the White House. The National Teachers Initiative celebrates the brilliant and courageous work of public school teachers across the country. Additional participants expected to attend include U.S. Rep.

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September 15, 2011

Rehabilitation Services Commissioner to Address Portland Conference on Employment of People with Hearing Disabilities

Lynnae Ruttledge, commissioner of the U.S. Department of Education's Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), will deliver the keynote address at the Oregon Association for the Deaf's Northwest Training Forum on employment for people with hearing disabilities Thursday in Portland, Ore.

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September 15, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Deliver Remarks at the MacArthur Foundation's 4th Annual Digital Media and Learning Competition, Thursday in DC

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver remarks at the launch of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's 4th Annual Digital Media and Learning Competition on Thursday, Sept. 15 at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. Duncan will discuss the important role technology can play in life-long learning.

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September 14, 2011

Department of Education Opens Student Art Exhibits of 2011 Scholastic Art and Writing Award Winners and Hawaii Schools

The U.S. Department of Education will host the opening of two exhibits with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the Department’s Barnard Auditorium at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., in Washington, D.C. The event features nearly 100 two- and three-dimensional visual works and film and animation, along with several dozen writing pieces.

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