October 2, 2012
Three weeks ago, we began a cross-country bus tour in California to visit schools, meet with educators and students, get feedback and listen, and generally take the pulse of people after nearly four years in office.
September 18, 2012
Thank you for that generous introduction, Dennis [Van Roekel].
One of the most extraordinary opportunities in my job is that I get to visit hallowed ground. I get to stand in the footsteps of giants who fought and won battles for equal educational opportunity. And so it is today.
August 23, 2012
I asked to speak with you today because, after three-plus years in Washington, it’s a good time to take stock of where we are as a country – and where we are going.
August 22, 2012Thanks very much, Rahm, for that generous introduction.
I'm not sure what I've done to deserve such a glowing introduction. But I have a hunch that Rahm will let me know in a few minutes. He said something about wanting to have, quote, "a frank exchange of views."
July 25, 2012
I want to thank the Chairman, the Ranking Member, and other Members of this Subcommittee for your support. Over the past three years, we've protected students at risk while investing in education reform that supports bold and courageous leadership at the both state and local level.
July 17, 2012
[Speaker may have deviated from prepared remarks.]
Thank you, J.D., for the warm welcome. Good afternoon, everyone.
It's a pleasure to join you all in marking the National Academy Foundation's 30-year record of impact, in states all across America.
June 20, 2012
It's a pleasure and honor to follow Valerie Jarrett and Birch Bayh. Given our lineup of distinguished speakers and outstanding panelists, I am going to keep my remarks brief.
June 18, 2012
Good evening, and welcome to what promises to be a phenomenal exhibition of talent by this year's United States Presidential Scholars in the Arts.
June 12, 2012
It's an honor to be here, and to be sandwiched between education luminaries like Secretary Riley, Michele Cahill, Governor Wise, and Governor Hunt.
May 22, 2012
We all know that the real work of educating children happens in the classroom among teachers and students in partnership with strong principals and involved parents.