November 2013

  • November 19, 2013
    Good afternoon, everyone – and welcome to our Department's kick-off event for International Education Week. As we get started, I want to thank Maureen McLaughlin and her staff, for their dedicated work on international affairs here at the Department – and for helping pull together...
  • November 5, 2013
    Thank you! What a wonderful convention we have here today! As I look around Freedom Hall, I am so hopeful about our nation's future. In this crowd of 15,000 strong are the future leaders of America. I see future farmers and ranchers—and so much more. We have future physicians and...
  • November 1, 2013
    Thank you, Dr. Ross, for that kind introduction and for being a great partner in reform. I'm pleased to be here today to address the Rural Education National Forum because, too often, the challenges of rural education are neglected. After nearly five years in Washington, I've learned that...