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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Thousands of people contributed in one way or another.
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.
October 27, 2010
It is pleasure to be here today.
Thank you, Governor McDonnell for convening such a great group of leaders to discuss how Virginians can use innovation to drive education reform.
Today, I want to discuss the often neglected link between standards and innovation. Even the very words "standards" and "innovation" seem at odds with each other.
October 21, 2010
Thank you! What an incredible gathering we have here today! I look around this Field House, and I am so hopeful about the nation's future.
October 20, 2010
It's great to be back before the Council on Foreign Relations. I am looking forward to a spirited discussion with your members.
I want to talk briefly today about my article in the forthcoming Foreign Affairs on education and international competitiveness, and then turn over the discussion to my good friend and moderator, New York's chancellor Joel Klein.
October 19, 2010
Good evening and thank you so much for this honor. There is no greater honor than service. There is no greater reward than service. And today, as all of you know, there is no greater need.