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August 11, 2011

Civil Rights Assistant Secretary to Address Education Pioneers' 2011 Los Angeles Fellows Showcase

Russlynn Ali, assistant secretary for the Office for Civil Rights, will address the Education Pioneers' 2011 Los Angeles Fellows Showcase Thursday at the Ray Kurtzman Theatre in Los Angeles. Ali will discuss public education as a civil right and the role of education leadership in accelerating change.

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August 10, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary to Highlight Reform Efforts That Strengthen Schools, Boost Economy During Tennessee Visit

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Nashville on Wednesday, Aug. 10, to highlight reform efforts being made across the state and the nation that can lead to a stronger education system and better educated workforce.

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August 10, 2011

Executive Director of White House Hispanic Initiative to Speak at Event Celebrating Launch Of "Club Digital"

Juan Sepúlveda, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, will join Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other leaders at 10 a.m. PT on Wednesday, Aug. 10, to celebrate Club Digital, a comprehensive Internet bilingual digital literacy program, which launched Aug. 1 throughout California.

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August 10, 2011

NCES to Release New Study on State Proficiency Standards

Washington, DC — On Wednesday, August 10, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) will release a new report, Mapping State Proficiency Standards Onto NAEP Scales: Variation and Change in State Standards for Reading and Mathematics 2005-2009. The report uses NAEP as a common yardstick to compare the rigor of state proficiency standards.

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August 10, 2011

Rehabilitation Services Commissioner to Address New Vocational Rehabilitation Executives

Lynnae Ruttledge, commissioner of the U.S. Department of Education's Rehabilitation Services Administration, will address the Issues Forum for New Rehabilitation Executives sponsored by the National Rehabilitation Leaders Institute Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

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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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