September 29, 2011U.S. Secretary of Education Discusses Importance of Extended Learning at the Center for American Progress
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will keynote a panel discussion at the Center for American Progress at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, in Washington, D.C. He will discuss the importance of expanded learning time in school and its potential to improve academic performance. New York Commission of Education John King and experts in the field of time and learning will join the discussion.
September 27, 2011U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Join Gov. Patrick and Education Secretary Reville for a Press Call Highlighting Race to the Top and Continued Education Support Through the American Jobs Act
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join Gov. Deval Patrick and Massachusetts Education Secretary Paul Reville for a press call to promote Massachusetts’ Race to the Top work over the last year and to discuss the need for continued education support through the American Jobs Act.
September 27, 2011Civil Rights Assistant Secretary to Participate in Education Reform Town Hall Hosted by U.S. Rep. Karen Bass
Russlynn Ali, assistant secretary for the Office for Civil Rights, will deliver remarks at an Education Reform Town Hall hosted by U.S. Rep. Karen Bass Wednesday in Los Angeles. The discussion will focus on President Obama’s plan for improving education for America’s children and efforts to address persistent issues of equity in achieving quality education for all California children.
September 27, 2011Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach John White will Keynote Rural Community College Alliance Awards Banquet
The U.S. Department of Education’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach, John White, will deliver the keynote address on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 at 6 p.m. CT at the Rural Community College Alliance conference’s awards banquet in Oklahoma City, Okla.
September 26, 2011Education Department’s Director of Faith-Based and Community Partnerships to Lead Sessions at the “Connecting Communities for the Common Good” Event at Wayne County Community College
Brenda Girton-Mitchell, director of the Center for Faith-based and Community Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Education, will lead two sessions at the “Connecting Communities for the Common Good” event at the Wayne County Community College in Detroit on Tuesday, Sept. 27.
September 26, 2011Education Under Secretary to Celebrate Excellence in Higher Education for Programs that Serve Latino Students
Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will deliver remarks at Excelencia in Education’s 6th annual “Celebracion de Excelencia” at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27.
September 26, 2011Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis and Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter to announce $500 million in grants through Community College Career Training Initiative
Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis and Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will announce nearly $500 million in grants to community colleges around the country for targeted job training and workforce development to help economically dislocated workers who are changing careers.
September 23, 2011Office for Civil Rights to Conduct Community Meeting in Temple, Texas, on Civil Rights Obligations Concerning Discipline
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights will hold a community meeting Monday, Sept. 26 at Temple College in Temple, Texas, regarding discipline in elementary and secondary schools and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the bases of race, color, and national origin.
September 23, 2011
Russlynn Ali, assistant secretary for the Office for Civil Rights, will participate in a discussion with 50 teachers from around the country as part of the group Education Champions for All’s “World Class Classrooms in All Communities: Listening to the Voices of Effective Educators.”
September 23, 2011Assistant Education Secretary Alexa Posny to Give Remarks, Join Discussion at “Autism Speaks: A Conversation with Families and federal and State Policy Makers”
U.S. Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) Alexa Posny will give remarks and participate in a discussion on best practices and funding for educating students with autism. Posny will start the discussion by sharing Department initiatives to support research and best practices in autism.