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August 24, 2011

White House TCU Initiative to Make Announcement about Indian Students at Pine Ridge Sioux Reservation on Wednesday

KYLE, S.D. – White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities deputy director William Mendoza will join several college presidents at a news conference on Wednesday to make an announcement about the important role American Indian and Alaska Native students play in President Obama’s educational excellence goals.

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August 24, 2011

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Hold Twitter Town Hall on Wednesday

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will hold a Twitter Town Hall, focusing on “Education and the Economy: Investing in Our Future,” on Wednesday, August 24 at 1:30 p.m. John Merrow will moderate the question and answer session that will be broadcast live on the Department’s ustream channel.

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August 23, 2011

Education Secretary Duncan to Speak at Event Unveiling Public/Private Partnership to Improve Job Skills

U.S. Secretary Arne Duncan will join Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and others at Montgomery College on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 11:00 a.m. at an event announcing a public/private partnership between Discovery Communications and Montgomery College to better prepare students with the critical skills needed for today’s job market.

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August 23, 2011

U.S. Secretaries of Education and Health and Human Services Announce More Details for Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will discuss the next stage in the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge on a national press call at 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Aug. 23. Reporters who are interested in being on the call may dial 888-323-5253.

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August 23, 2011

Assistant Secretary Posny, Rehabilitation Services Commissioner Ruttledge to Address National Financial Management Conference

Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) Alexa Posny and Lynnae Ruttledge, commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), will participate in RSA's 2011 National Financial Management Conference in Arlington, Va. Ruttledge will deliver opening remarks on Tuesday, Aug.

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August 22, 2011

Secretary Duncan, Mayor Gray to Welcome Incoming Ninth-Graders to School at D.C.'S Eastern High

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. State Education Superintendent Hosanna Mahaley in welcoming incoming ninth graders at Eastern Senior High School Monday in Washington.

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August 17, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Honor Teachers and Call on Local Students to Pursue Teaching Careers, Wednesday at Dr. Henry A. Wise High School in Upper Marlboro, Md

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will participate in a TEACH community event, at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 17 at Dr. Henry A. Wise High School in Upper Marlboro, Md. The TEACH community event is a teacher appreciation and recruitment event organized by local leaders, in conjunction with the TEACH campaign.

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August 17, 2011

U.S. Deputy Secretary to Address American Students' Global Competitiveness, Importance of Learning from Other Countries

U.S. Deputy Secretary Tony Miller will discuss the importance of understanding key data and learning best practices from the highest-achieving nations at Harvard University’s Program on Education Policy and Governance (PEPG) event, “Lessons from the International Experience: Lifting U.S.

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August 11, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Participate in NASA's Future Forum at University of Maryland, College Park

Michael Lach, special assistant for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education, will moderate a panel discussion at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Future Forum at 2:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11. The forum will take place on the University of Maryland's College Park campus in the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center.

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August 10, 2011

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Speak at the Progressive National Baptist Convention

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give remarks at the 50th annual Progressive National Baptist Convention tonight, Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. ET at the Washington Marriott Wardman Hotel in D.C.

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