December 2013

December 4, 2013

Educating Every Student for College and Career Success

Good evening, everyone. Thank you, Doug, for the warm welcome, and for all your hard work and leadership at ACTE. I also want to recognize our UFT colleagues in the room, for your tireless efforts on behalf of students.

December 4, 2013

Making the Financial Aid System Sustainable

I'm pleased to be back at the FSA conference. And I'm excited to speak to you today for two reasons.

First, I want to celebrate the critically important but too often unrecognized work that financial aid officers do every day throughout our country.

December 3, 2013

The Threat of Educational Stagnation and Complacency

Thank you, Mr. Secretary General, and thank you, Governor Wise, for your comments and for joining the release of the 2012 PISA results today.

In a number of important respects, the United States has made educational progress since the 2009 PISA.