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May 14, 2011

U.S. Assistant Secretary Ochoa to Highlight Successes at SUNY Cobleskill During Commencement Speech

Eduardo Ochoa, assistant secretary for postsecondary education, will deliver the commencement address to more than 400 graduates at State University of New York (SUNY) College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill on Saturday, May 14. The ceremony will be at 1 p.m. near the Knapp Hall Administration Building.

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May 13, 2011

Education Department Senior Official to Highlight Efforts Made Within English Language Learner Community

Alberto Retana, director of community outreach, will deliver the keynote address at the Maryland English Language Learning Family Involvement Network’s (MELLFIN) seventh annual conference on Friday, May 13, at the Church of Philippi in Hanover, Md.

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December 31, 1969

Executive Director of White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities to Give Commencement Address at J.F. Drake State Technical College

John Silvanus Wilson, Jr., executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will deliver the commencement address to approximately 280 graduating students at J.F. Drake State Technical College's graduation ceremony at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, in the Von Braun Center South Hall in Huntsville, Ala.

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May 12, 2011

U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education to Join Sen. Kay Hagan as she Introduces New School Turnaround Bill in D.C.

Carmel Martin, assistant secretary for Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, will join Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) at the Center for American Progress, at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 12, where Hagan will introduce new legislation for turning around low-performing schools. During a panel discussion on education reform Hagan will outline her School Turnaround And Rewards (STAR) Act.

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May 12, 2011

Education Department to Host Roundtable Discussion in Nashville on Teacher Preparation and College Completion

The U.S. Education Department will hold a roundtable discussion in Nashville with teachers, families, students, college access professionals, practitioners, and other members of the public to inform federal policy in the areas of teacher preparation and college completion. The discussion will be held on Thursday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. CDT, at Tennessee State University.

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May 12, 2011

U.S. Assistant Deputy Secretary to Join Rep. Danny K. Davis for Anti-Bullying Briefing

Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, will speak at The Safety and Well-being of Our Children, an anti-bullying briefing hosted by Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-IL) at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 12, in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.

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May 12, 2011

Civil Rights Assistant Secretary to Address Minority Student Achievement Symposium

Russlynn Ali, assistant secretary for the Office for Civil Rights, will address the Fourth Annual Delaware Valley Minority Student Achievement Consortium-College Board District Leadership Symposium Thursday at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue Hotel in Philadelphia.

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May 11, 2011

Senior Department Official to Serve on "Educating Ourselves: Trends and Opportunities in Higher Education" Panel

Eduardo Ochoa, assistant secretary for Postsecondary Education, will participate on a panel entitled “Trends and Opportunities in Higher Education” at 10 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 11, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Hosted by U.S.

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May 11, 2011

Assistant Secretary Dann-Messier to give Keynote Remarks at the 2011 National Meeting for Adult Education State Directors

Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier will give keynote remarks at the 2011 National Meeting for Adult Education State Directors on Wednesday, May 11 at the Hyatt Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Va. The three-day conference presents training opportunities for state directors and other state personnel who work on programs funded by the Adult Education and Literacy Act.

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May 10, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Officials to Host Music Celebration Event Along With National Music Education Advocates

Peter Cunningham, assistant secretary of communications and outreach, and Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary of the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will join former U.S.

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