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June 18, 2012

Saluting Presidential Scholars

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

25th Anniversary Celebration for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

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

The Race to the Top District Competition

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.

May 19, 2012

Walking the Beauty Way

Good morning everyone, and thank you for having me here today. I can't tell you how honored I am to have this opportunity. I have walked in beauty with the Navajo people in this land. It is an opportunity I will never forget.

May 12, 2012

The Ladder Beneath My Feet

I feel very fortunate to be here today to share in something which I think we do too little of in the field of education—and that is to celebrate success. To our graduates, and to their families who have supported them on this journey, congratulations.

May 3, 2012

Broadening the Spirit of Respect and Cooperation for the Global Public Good

Strengthening Education as a Global Public Good

Thank you, Dr. Goodman, for that kind introduction—and for your leadership of this valued and venerable institution. It's striking to realize that IIE is approaching its centennial—and to consider its remarkable achievements during that time, in strengthening educational exchange and promoting understanding among nations.

April 30, 2012

The Obama Record in Education

Thank you, Mark.

Good morning and welcome to Washington, delegates.

This is the third Mom Congress, and I've been honored to be at all three of them. I'm even more honored to have partners like you working across America to support education.

April 19, 2012

A New Blueprint for Career and Technical Education

Before we start today's town hall discussion, I want to talk for a minute about the Obama administration's blueprint for reforming career and technical education, which we are releasing today.

April 19, 2012

Investing in America's Future: A Blueprint for Transforming Career and Technical Education

Thank you Arne – for being here today to highlight this critically important initiative for our nation's economic prosperity.

April 12, 2012

The Power of Debate—Building the Five "C's" for the 21st Century

I am delighted to be here tonight because the value of debate teams is both so great and yet so under-recognized.