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September 16, 2011

White House Launches “Digital Promise” Initiative: Key Effort by Leaders in Industry and Universities to Spur Breakthrough Learning Technologies

The White House and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will help launch “Digital Promise” on Friday at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at 10 a.m. “Digital Promise” is a new national center created by Congress to advance breakthrough technologies that can help transform teaching and learning.

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September 12, 2011

On-the-Record Conference Call with Josh Earnest and Secretary Duncan to Discuss the President’s Visit to Columbus, Ohio

WASHINGTON – Today at 5:45 PM ET, Josh Earnest and Secretary Duncan will host an on-the-record conference call to discuss the President’s visit tomorrow to the Fort Hayes Arts and Academic High School in Columbus, Ohio to highlight his American Jobs Act proposal to put workers back on the job by rebuilding and modernizing schools across the country.

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September 12, 2011

Education Department Senior Official to Discuss FY 2009 Cohort Default Rate on National Press Call Today

U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of Education James Kvaal will host a press call today at 12:30 p.m. ET to discuss the official FY 2009 2-year cohort default rate, which has risen to 8.8 percent, up from 7.0 percent in FY 2008. He will also discuss steps the Department has taken to help students manage their debt and ensure that taxpayer funds are being used well.

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September 13, 2011

U.S Departments of Education and Health and Human Services to Hold Technical Assistance Workshop on Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge

The U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services (HHS) have invited states representatives to a technical assistance workshop on the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) on Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 11a.m. to 6:30 p.m. EDT at the U.S. Department of Education headquarters in Washington, D.C.

September 13, 2011

RSA Commissioner Lynnae Ruttledge to Give Keynote Remarks At Annual Summit on Vocational Rehabilitation Evaluation and Quality Assurance

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) Commissioner Lynnae Ruttledge will give keynote remarks at the Annual Summit on Vocational Rehabilitation Evaluation and Quality Assurance on Tuesday, Sept. 13 in Tampa. She will discuss creating partnerships to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

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September 12, 2011

Assistant Secretary for Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services to Participate in Panel Session to Help Launch the World Report on Disability

U.S. Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Alexa Posny will give remarks as a federal panelist during the launch of the World Report on Disability in Arlington, Va., at 10:50 a.m., Monday, September 12.

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September 09, 2011

White House Domestic Policy Council Director Barnes and U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Hold National Press Call on the Role of Education in the American Jobs Act

Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Melody Barnes and U.S Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will host a national press call today on investments in education proposed by President Obama through the American Jobs Act.

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September 11, 2011

Education Secretary Duncan to Honor Teachers for Serving the 9-11 Generation at Roundtable Event

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit a school in Arlington, Va., on Sunday to honor teachers as the unsung heroes that arose from the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2011, to incorporate the history and lessons of that day into the curriculum for a generation of students over the last decade.

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September 12, 2011

White House Hispanic Education Initiative Director to Address New Mexico State's Hispanic Faculty/Staff Caucus Leadership Summit

Juan Sepúlveda, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, will deliver remarks at the New Mexico State University 2011 Hispanic Faculty/Staff Caucus Leadership Summit Monday in Las Cruces, N.M.

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September 09, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Travel to Chicago on Friday, Visit Carl Schurz High School on Final Day of 'Education and the Economy' Bus Tour

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to Carl Schurz High School in Chicago on Friday, Sept. 9, where he will visit a classroom and engage in a panel discussion with local leaders, including Gov. Pat Quinn, State Sen.

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