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August 10, 2011

Department Official to Address Educational Technology at State Higher Education Executive Officers Policy Conference

The U.S. Department of Education's Director of Educational Technology Karen Cator will participate in the plenary session at the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) policy conference on Wednesday, August 10 in San Francisco. Cator will discuss strategies for harnessing technology to improve educational attainment.

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August 09, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Celebrate High School Students' Outstanding Public Service at Parade and generationOn's 2011 Ceremony

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will honor 15 outstanding high school students who have made impact in communities across the world during Parade’s All-America High School Service Team Celebration at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9. The event, which is co-sponsored by generationOn, will be held at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

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August 08, 2011

White House Domestic Policy Council Director, U.S. Education Secretary to Hold National Press Call Focusing on NCLB Reform Efforts

White House Domestic Policy Council Director Melody Barnes and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will discuss President Obama's directive to provide states with relief from key provisions of No Child Left Behind through the ESEA flexibility package on a national press call following the White House press briefing. The call will begin at approximately 2:30 p.m. ET on Monday, Aug. 8.

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August 09, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Participate in Summit that Addresses Pressing Issues Facing State Legislatures

Chief of Staff Joanne Weiss will participate in a panel discussion at the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Legislative Summit Tuesday, Aug. 9, in San Antonio, Texas. During the session, “Collaborative School Reform: Building Partners for School Improvement,” Weiss will discuss the federal government’s role in building partnerships with states to drive school improvement.

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August 08, 2011

Education Department Official to Participate in Washington State College Access Challenge Grant Rural Alliance Summit

Linda Hall, senior official from the U.S. Department of Education's rural outreach office, will give remarks at Washington State's College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) Rural Alliance Summit at 10:30 a.m. PT on Monday, Aug. 8, in Spokane, Wash. Hall will also hold three roundtables with summit participants on Aug.

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August 09, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary to Speak at Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools 2011 National Conference

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will give remarks at the Department's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools 2011 National Conference on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.

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August 04, 2011

Senior Advisor for Nonprofit Partnerships Michael Robbins to Address 2nd Annual Communities for Change Symposium

Michael Robbins, the U.S. Department of Education’s senior advisor for nonprofit partnerships, will give remarks at the 2nd annual Communities for Change Symposium at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4, in Louisville, Ky.

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August 04, 2011

Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education Eduardo Ochoa to Give Remarks at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference

Eduardo Ochoa, assistant secretary for postsecondary education, will deliver a keynote address at the 2011 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference on Thursday, August 4, in Honolulu, Hawaii. The conference, themed Quality in Higher Education, aims to identify common attributes of exemplary practices at colleges and universities in the Asia-Pacific region.

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August 04, 2011

Assistant Secretary Russlynn Ali to Serve on Panel at National Association of Black Journalists’ 2011 Convention

Russlynn Ali, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, will participate on a panel at the 2011 national convention of the National Association of Black Journalists at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4, in Philadelphia, Pa.

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