September 12, 2011Education Department Senior Official to Discuss FY 2009 Cohort Default Rate on National Press Call Today
U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of Education James Kvaal will host a press call today at 12:30 p.m. ET to discuss the official FY 2009 2-year cohort default rate, which has risen to 8.8 percent, up from 7.0 percent in FY 2008. He will also discuss steps the Department has taken to help students manage their debt and ensure that taxpayer funds are being used well.
September 12, 2011U.S Departments of Education and Health and Human Services to Hold Technical Assistance Workshop on Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge
The U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services (HHS) have invited states representatives to a technical assistance workshop on the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) on Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 11a.m. to 6:30 p.m. EDT at the U.S. Department of Education headquarters in Washington, D.C.
September 12, 2011RSA Commissioner Lynnae Ruttledge to Give Keynote Remarks At Annual Summit on Vocational Rehabilitation Evaluation and Quality Assurance
Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) Commissioner Lynnae Ruttledge will give keynote remarks at the Annual Summit on Vocational Rehabilitation Evaluation and Quality Assurance on Tuesday, Sept. 13 in Tampa. She will discuss creating partnerships to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
September 9, 2011Assistant Secretary for Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services to Participate in Panel Session to Help Launch the World Report on Disability
U.S. Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Alexa Posny will give remarks as a federal panelist during the launch of the World Report on Disability in Arlington, Va., at 10:50 a.m., Monday, September 12.
September 9, 2011White House Domestic Policy Council Director Barnes and U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Hold National Press Call on the Role of Education in the American Jobs Act
Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Melody Barnes and U.S Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will host a national press call today on investments in education proposed by President Obama through the American Jobs Act.
September 9, 2011
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit a school in Arlington, Va., on Sunday to honor teachers as the unsung heroes that arose from the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2011, to incorporate the history and lessons of that day into the curriculum for a generation of students over the last decade.
September 9, 2011White House Hispanic Education Initiative Director to Address New Mexico State's Hispanic Faculty/Staff Caucus Leadership Summit
Juan Sepúlveda, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, will deliver remarks at the New Mexico State University 2011 Hispanic Faculty/Staff Caucus Leadership Summit Monday in Las Cruces, N.M.
September 8, 2011U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Travel to Chicago on Friday, Visit Carl Schurz High School on Final Day of 'Education and the Economy' Bus Tour
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to Carl Schurz High School in Chicago on Friday, Sept. 9, where he will visit a classroom and engage in a panel discussion with local leaders, including Gov. Pat Quinn, State Sen.
September 8, 2011U.S. Education Official to Address Eastern Michigan University Event as Part of Secretary Duncan's Bus Tour
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Alexa Posny will deliver remarks and participate in a roundtable discussion Friday at Eastern Michigan University focusing on preparation, recruitment and retention of special education teachers. More than 250 people are expected to attend the event. Her visit follows appearances by U.S.
September 8, 2011Obama Administration Officials Visit Milwaukee School to Focus on Role of STEM Education in Boosting the Economy
White House Domestic Policy Council Director Melody Barnes and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will discuss the vital role of education in preparing students for the jobs of the future during a visit on Friday, Sept.