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June 16, 2011

Civil Rights Assistant Secretary to Address American Association of University Women

Russlynn Ali, assistant secretary for the Office for Civil Rights, will participate on a panel discussion on equity for women and girls, as part of the 2011 American Association of University Women National Convention Thursday in Washington, D.C.

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June 16, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and 2011 NFL Teacher of the Year Burt Grossman to Hold TEACH Town Hall Forum with Students at Banneker High School

EDITOR’S NOTE: Please note that Burt Grossman is the 2011 NFL Teacher of the Year

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June 15, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Deliver Commencement Address at the Graduation Ceremony for D.C. High-School Graduates in Project SEARCH

U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan will deliver the commencement address at the graduation ceremony for D.C. high-school students who have participated in Project Search, a program that gives high-school seniors with disabilities the opportunity to learn real world skills through local employment opportunities in federal government agencies.

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June 15, 2011

Education Department's Director of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships to Participate in 2011 Capitol Hill Summit of Faith-Based Leaders

Brenda Girton-Mitchell, director of the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Education, will participate on a panel at the 2011 Capitol Hill Summit of Faith-based Leaders, an all-day event being convened by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Wed., June 15. The panel will take place at 11:15 a.m.

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June 14, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary to Discuss Reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Act at Center for American Progress

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., for a panel discussion titled “Where Are We and Where Are We Going? The Stakes for Reauthorizing ESEA,” on Tuesday, June 14 at the Center for American Progress Action Fund in Washington, D.C.

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June 13, 2011

On Press Call, Education Secretary to Discuss Plan to Provide Regulatory Flexibility for No Child Left Behind

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will talk to national and regional reporters at 2:30 p.m. EDT today, Monday, June 13, to discuss the Obama Administration's plans to provide regulatory flexibility around No Child Left Behind (NCLB) if Congress does not complete work on a reauthorization bill by the fall in order to help support reform efforts at the state and local level.

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June 13, 2011

Education Secretary to Encourage Father Involvement in Education at the Watch D.O.G.S. Program at Two Rivers Public Charter School

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will encourage fathers and father figures to become more involved in education at a Watch D.O.G.S. program taking place at Two Rivers Public Charter School on Monday, June 13, 2011. Duncan will be joined by Principal Maggie Bello and Watch D.O.G.S. coordinator Eric Snow.

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June 11, 2011

Education Department's Director of Community Outreach to Deliver Commencement Address at English High School

Alberto Retana, the U.S. Department of Education's director of community outreach, will deliver English High School's commencement address at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, at Boston University. Founded in 1821, English High School is the country's oldest public high school with a predominantly low-income, multicultural and multilingual student population.

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June 13, 2011

Department of Education Assistant Secretary to Deliver Keynote Remarks at the Pathways to Prosperity Summit

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education Brenda Dann-Messier will deliver keynote remarks at the Pathways to Prosperity Summit, Monday, June 13 in Warwick, R.I. The theme of the summit is “Creating Pathways to Prosperity for Young Adults in Rhode Island.” The event will examine the challenges facing young adult students in Rhode Island.

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