July 12, 2011U.S. Department of Education to Hold Race to the Top Assessment Public Meeting on Creating Valid, Reliable and Fair Assessments for Students with Disabilities and English Learners
The U.S. Department of Education will host the third in a series of public meetings related to the Race to the Top Assessment (RTTA) grants on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C.
July 12, 2011Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education to Address Annual Meeting of State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) in Boulder
Eduardo Ochoa, Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, will give remarks at the 58th annual meeting of SHEEO at 10:30 a.m. MDT on Wednesday, July 13, in Boulder, Colo. Ochoa will give an update of Obama administration initiatives in higher education.
July 12, 2011U.S. Education Secretary to Meet Student Finalists at Imagine Cup 2011 Worldwide Finals Competition in New York City
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will meet students participating in the ninth annual Imagine Cup 2011 Worldwide Finals competition on Wednesday, July 13, at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.
July 12, 2011Education Assistant Secretary to Deliver Keynote on Next Steps for Transitioning Students, Adult Education
Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary for vocational and adult education, will discuss the future of adult education during her keynote address at a conference hosted by the Iowa Association of Lifelong Learning (IALL) and the Adult Literacy Institute (ALI). Dann-Messier will speak at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13.
July 11, 2011White House Domestic Policy Council's Steve Robinson and US Department of Education's Michael Lach to Address National Science Teachers Association's K-12 STEM Education Policy Conference
Steve Robinson, special assistant for the White House Domestic Policy Council, and Michael Lach, special assistant for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education at the U.S. Education Department, will give remarks at the National Science Teachers Association's K-12 STEM Education Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, July 12.
July 11, 2011U.S. Rep. George Miller and Musician Eleanor Friedberger to Join Education Secretary Arne Duncan for Let’s Read! Let’s Move! Summer Enrichment Series Event on Tuesday
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, will be joined by U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) and musician Eleanor Friedberger of Fiery Furnaces on Tuesday, July 12 at noon for this summer's second Let's Read! Let's Move! summer enrichment event on the outdoor plaza of the Department's Lyndon Baines Johnson headquarters building in Washington, D.C. The Department's Let's Read!
July 8, 2011Federal Panel on Accessible Instructional Materials to Review Draft Report, Hold Public Hearing in Seattle
The U.S. Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities (AIM Commission) will convene Monday and Tuesday in Seattle. Members will review and discuss a draft list of 25 proposed recommendations for the Commission report to be submitted to Congress this fall.
July 8, 2011U.S. Department of Education to Hold Forum on High-Quality Stem Education for English Learners in Washington, DC
Rosalinda B. Barrera, assistant deputy secretary and director of the Office of English Language Acquisition, today announced that the U.S. Department of Education will hold a forum on “High-Quality STEM Education for English Learners” at 8:30 a.m. on July 11, at the Holiday Inn Capitol in Washington, D.C.
July 8, 2011
Ricardo Soto, principal deputy assistant secretary at the Office for Civil Rights, will deliver the keynote address at the summer meeting of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities' Commission on Access, Diversity, and Excellence Monday in Santa Fe, N.M.
July 8, 2011Assistant Secretary Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana to Join Congressman Maurice Hinchey for Visit to Pine Bush High School in New York
Assistant Secretary of the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana will join Congressman Maurice Hinchey, D-N.Y., for a visit to Pine Bush High School at 11 a.m. Monday, July 11, to observe the school's innovative summer enrichment academies.