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June 24, 2011

White House Hispanic Education Initiative Director and Deputy Director to Participate in San Antonio Conference

Juan Sepúlveda, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, and Deputy Director Jose Rico will discuss the Obama administration's strategies to increase Latino students' access to a quality education on Friday, June 24 in San Antonio.

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June 22, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan and U.S. Labor Secretary Solis to Give Remarks at National Conference of Black Mayors Policy Summit in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, joined by U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, will keynote the National Conference of Black Mayors Legislative Policy Summit at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, at the Capitol Visitors Center in Washington, D.C.

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June 21, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Discuss the Need for Innovation in the Development of Learning Products at Games for Change Annual Festival

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will discuss the need for the learning sciences to play a more substantial role in the development of learning products and the need for both a new infrastructure for learning and learning technology at the Games for Change eighth annual festival in New York City on Tuesday, June 21.

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June 20, 2011

Secretary Duncan to Honor 2011 U.S. Presidential Scholars During Medallion Ceremony

High school seniors from across the nation will be honored for their outstanding accomplishments in academics and the arts in Washington, D.C., June 18-21. Highlights of the activities on Monday include a Medallion Ceremony with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at 3:30 p.m.

June 20, 2011

Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education to Deliver Remarks at 20th Anniversary Conference of the European Access Network in Amsterdam

Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary for vocational and adult education at the U.S. Department of Education, will deliver remarks at the European Access Network (EAN)'s 20th anniversary conference in Amsterdam on Monday, June 20, at 6:00 p.m. She is delivering the 10th Maggie Woodrow Memorial Lecture, named after the founder of EAN who served as its executive director for 10 years.

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June 18, 2011

Deputy Director of White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics to Discuss Latino Degree Completion at El Valor Conference

Jose Rico, deputy director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, will highlight the issues behind Latino degree completion and discuss the Obama Administration's strategies to increase Latino students' access to a quality education during the El Valor Conference on Saturday, June 18 in Oak Lawn, Ill.

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June 16, 2011

Civil Rights Assistant Secretary to Address American Association of University Women

Russlynn Ali, assistant secretary for the Office for Civil Rights, will participate on a panel discussion on equity for women and girls, as part of the 2011 American Association of University Women National Convention Thursday in Washington, D.C.

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June 16, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and 2011 NFL Teacher of the Year Burt Grossman to Hold TEACH Town Hall Forum with Students at Banneker High School

EDITOR’S NOTE: Please note that Burt Grossman is the 2011 NFL Teacher of the Year

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June 15, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Deliver Commencement Address at the Graduation Ceremony for D.C. High-School Graduates in Project SEARCH

U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan will deliver the commencement address at the graduation ceremony for D.C. high-school students who have participated in Project Search, a program that gives high-school seniors with disabilities the opportunity to learn real world skills through local employment opportunities in federal government agencies.

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