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November 16, 2010

Rivers of the World' Student Art Opens Tuesday, Inspired by D.C.'S Anacostia River, London's Thames River

To help recognize International Education Week, eighth- and ninth-grade student artworks inspired by Washington, D.C.'s Anacostia River will be on display beginning Tuesday in the lobby of the U.S. Department of Education alongside student artworks illustrating London’s Thames River. Six public schools from both D.C. and London are represented in the show.

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November 16, 2011

Assistant Deputy Secretary to Give Keynote Address at Virtual School Symposium

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will deliver the keynote address at the Virtual School Symposium at 8:30 a.m. MST on Tuesday, Nov. 16. The Symposium, which will focus on the theme “Online and Blended Learning: the Future of Education,” will take place in Glendale, Ariz., at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel.

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November 16, 2011

Education Secretary to Discuss Pressing Issues with Executives, Senior Policymakers at Wall Street Journal CEO Council

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will address more than 100 of the world’s leading CEOs and most senior policymakers at The Wall Street Journal CEO Council on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, from 2-2:40 p.m. The conference will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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November 16, 2011

Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Honor National Blue Ribbon Schools at Awards Luncheon

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will honor the nation’s 314 Blue Ribbon Schools for 2010 at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 16th, at 12:30 p.m. at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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November 15, 2010

UW-Madison Grad, Current U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education Alexa Posny to Participate in Rededication Ceremonies

Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny, who received a master's and doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will participate in rededication ceremonies for the university's Education Building Monday in Madison. She will also be honored with the School of Education's Distinguished Alumni Award.

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November 15, 2010

Assistant Secretary Dann-Messier to Give Keynote Remarks at the National Conference on Effective Transitions in Adult Education

Dr. Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary for the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will give keynote remarks at the 4th Annual National Conference on Effective Transitions in Adult Education Monday, Nov. 15 in Warwick, R.I. At noon, Dann-Messier will talk about the Administration's adult basic education and literacy efforts, and at 4:30 p.m.

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November 15, 2010

Assistant Secretary of Education Thelma Melendez to Honor National Blue Ribbon Schools on First Day of Award Ceremony Activities

U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education Thelma Melendez will give the keynote address on the first of two days of activities honoring the nation's 314 Blue Ribbon Schools for 2010 on Monday, Nov. 15 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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November 14, 2010

Education Assistant Secretary to Moderate Panel on Increasing College Success

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education Eduardo Ochoa will moderate a panel at the 123rd annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities on Sunday, Nov. 14, at 10:30 a.m. CT, in Dallas, Tex.

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November 15, 2010

Education Department Senior Official to Speak at Office of Migrant Education 2010 Annual Conference

Jose Rico, deputy director for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, will be among the senior officials discussing access to education during the Office of Migrant Education 2010 Annual Conference. The event, which will run Nov. 15-17, will take place at the Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel.

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November 15, 2010

U.S. Department of Education, FDIC and NCUA Announce Partnership to Promote Sound Money Management and Savings Programs Among Youth

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Chairman Sheila C. Bair and National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Chairman Debbie Matz will visit T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va., at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15, to announce a partnership agreement to promote financial education and access, and asset building among students and families.

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