November 30, 2010
My thanks to Bill Taggart and Eduardo Ochoa , who just detailed the tremendous record of the past year in providing student aid and highlighted some of our plans and thinking for next year.
Their remarks underscore that the shift to Direct Lending and the massive infusion of new funding for...
November 18, 2010
I am so happy to be here today to celebrate the transformative impact of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. For 35 years, IDEA has guaranteed students with disabilities their civil right to a free, appropriate public education. Through it, millions of students with disabilities have...
November 17, 2010
I am here to talk today about what has been called the New Normal. For the next several years, preschool, K-12, and postsecondary educators are likely to face the challenge of doing more with less.
My message is that this challenge can, and should be, embraced as an opportunity to make dramatic...
November 16, 2010
A little over a year ago, I gave a speech on reforming teacher preparation programs at the Teachers College at Columbia that caused something of a stir. You may remember it.
To be sure, I was frank in my remarks at Columbia. I said our university-based teacher preparation programs need...
November 9, 2010
It's my pleasure to be here today to release the final version of the National Education Technology Plan.
This plan is the product of wide-ranging consultation and almost two years of hard work.
Our team at the Department of Education sought input from teachers, students, and others....
November 4, 2010
It is an absolute honor to address UNESCO. During the last 65 years, UNESCO has done so much to advance the cause of education and gender equity, alleviate poverty, and promote peace. When UNESCO was founded in 1945, much of Europe, Russia, and Japan lay in ruin.
The promise of universal...