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April 28, 2011

President Obama Honors Outstanding Math and Science Teachers

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Obama today named 85 mathematics and science teachers as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The educators will receive their awards in Washington, D.C. later this year.

April 15, 2011

Math Teachers: The Nation Builders of the 21st Century

I want to start by thanking you. All of you here today have dedicated your lives to the classroom and your students.

I know that you could have chosen easier jobs – and everyone knows there are plenty of better paying jobs--especially people with your high level of mathematical knowledge.

March 31, 2011

White House Initiative Calls Upon AAPI Youth to Become Teachers

WASHINGTON -- The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders issued a call to action today encouraging AAPI community members to consider making a difference in the lives of children by becoming teachers. As the baby boomer generation retires, the U.S. anticipates losing more than a million teachers. Today, AAPIs make up less than 1 percent of all teachers.

March 23, 2011

President Obama Highlights Favorite Teacher in 'Teach' Campaign PSA

Today, the Department of Education released a public service announcement (PSA) by President Obama illustrating his support of the TEACH initiative. The President and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan launched TEACH last September as a national initiative aimed at recruiting the next generation of amazing teachers.

March 17, 2011

Sixteen Countries and Regions Convened for First-Ever International Summit on the Teaching Profession to Promote Building, Developing and Sustaining World Class Teaching Force

Today the U.S. Department of Education completed its two-day International Summit on the Teaching Profession in New York City, N.Y. The event marked the first time education ministers, teachers and union leaders from around the world convened in the United States to discuss best practices in building a world-class teaching force.

March 12, 2011

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller to Participate in Panel Discussion at the 11th National Tap Conference in Los Angeles

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller will participate in a panel discussion at the 11th National TAP Conference: Changing the Landscape for Educator Support and Evaluation, hosted by The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET), at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 12 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

February 22, 2011

The Gift That Can’t Be Taken Away

(Note: Speaker deviated from prepared remarks.)

Thank you! And thanks to Roybal for hosting us here today. As some of you may know, one of your own, teacher Linda Yaron is here with me today.

TEACH Roundtable in Los Angeles

Secretary Duncan at a TEACH roundtable in Los Angeles with Mayor Antonio Villara

Teach for America's 20th Anniversary Summit

Teach for America's 20th Anniversary Summit