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  • June 17, 2013

    I’m so pleased to be here on Father’s Day with your wonderful Chancellor, Kaya Henderson, Principal Pinder, Mr. Saunders, McKinley staff, families and friends. And a special congratulations to the fantastic McKinley Tech High School Graduating Class of 2013!

  • June 12, 2013

    Thank you so much, Michael, for that kind introduction. And I always love following Jennifer Lopez.

    I'm going to talk to you about some really sexy topics like academic learning standards and fiber-optic cable installation.

  • June 7, 2013

    Thank you, President Rodríguez, and good afternoon everyone. Thanks for welcoming me to Caiman Country, and for gracing me with an honorary degree.

  • June 1, 2013

    Thank you so much, President Fowler, for that kind introduction.

    It's such a pleasure to join you today to do something that should happen much more often in education—and that is to celebrate success. I can't tell you how honored I am to have this opportunity to speak with you, and to celebrate your accomplishments with your friends and family.

  • May 29, 2013

    My thanks to Ron Haskins, and the Brookings Institution, for hosting this discussion about President Obama's landmark proposal for high-quality preschool.

    And I'm happy to see Congresswoman Nancy Johnson, who's been a longtime champion for children and a great thought-partner on the President's proposal.

  • May 18, 2013

    Thank you, Bears, for that welcome! I am so glad to join you here because today we get to do something which should happen more often in education. Today, we get to celebrate success.

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  • May 17, 2013

    It's a great pleasure and honor to be with you here today. GPPI is a world-class institution. And I am thrilled to be able to celebrate your success and share a few words with you as you earn your degrees and embark on the next stage of the journeys of the Class of 2013.

  • May 16, 2013

    I'm delighted to be here, and thrilled to have an opportunity to honor the extraordinary life and career of a dear friend, and one of my heroes, Barbara Bowman.

    I don't think anyone here will be surprised that Barbara clearly instructed me not to talk about her this evening.

  • May 3, 2013

    It's great to join my good friend Secretary Sebelius again to talk about President Obama's landmark birth-to-age-5 early childhood proposal to provide a seamless continuum of care for our children.

    Secretary Sebelius has been an extraordinary advocate for children—and a wonderful partner with ED in our work together on early learning.

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  • April 30, 2013

    I'm going to talk at some length today about some of the current controversies over standardized testing and the purposes of assessment. But I want to preface those remarks by saying how much I value compelling education research. The truth is that today educators and policymakers still have a large unmet need for relevant research.

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