April 30, 2012
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.
With the support of parents and community...
April 19, 2012
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.
I'm going to ask Brenda Dann-Messier from our department to also briefly flesh out some of the details...
April 19, 2012
Thank you Arne – for being here today to highlight this critically important initiative for our nation's economic prosperity.
I am pleased to be here at Des Moines Area Community College to discuss the Administration's Blueprint for Transforming Career and Technical Education. The...
April 12, 2012
I am delighted to be here tonight because the value of debate teams is both so great and yet so under-recognized.
In America, education is the great equalizer. And in our urban high schools, competitive debate is one of the great equalizers of educational opportunity. Urban debate leagues help...
April 10, 2012
Thank you, Steve [Barnett], for that kind introductionand for the important work of the National Institute for Early Education Research over the last decade. Your energy and dedication to documenting and detailing the state of preschool is a vital resource for understanding where we need to...
April 2, 2012
Note: Speaker deviated from prepared remarks
I'm delighted to be back in a school, and have the chance to talk to students, teachers, and parents. I loved hearing the Miner Glee Club. What a great, arts-infused school!
Before we open up for a discussion and Q & A with our panelists, I...