Education Department Senior Official to Discuss Implications of Elementary and Secondary Education Act Reform for Rural Schools
John White, the deputy assistant secretary of education for rural outreach, will deliver remarks at the Minnesota Rural Education Association (MREA) conference on Friday, Nov. 5, at 8:30 a.m. The event, which will focus on the theme of “Learning and Growing Together,” will be at the Arrowwood Conference Center in Alexandria, Minn.
U.S. Education Official to Address 44th Annual Council for Resource Development National Conference in D.C.
Frank Chong, deputy assistant secretary for community colleges in the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will address the 44th Annual Council for Resource Development National Conference Friday in Washington, D.C. The council represents many of the grant writers and development officials who work in community colleges.
Melody Musgrove, director of the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs, will address the closing plenary session of The Arc's national convention at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando.
Education Department to Hold Two Days of Public Meetings for Clarifying Comments on Gainful Employment Proposal
The U.S. Department of Education is hosting public meetings on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 4-5, to hear oral presentations from individuals and organizations who submitted comments on the proposed rule on gainful employment, which was published in the Federal Register on July 26. The meetings will be held at the Department headquarters at 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., in Washington, D.C.
Senior Education Department Official to Serve as Panelist At National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference
Director of the Office of Special Education Programs Melody Musgrove will serve as a panelist in a discussion on advancing quality for all children at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) annual conference Thursday, Nov. 4 in Anaheim, Calif.
Jim Shelton, the assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will deliver the keynote address at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4, during the Independent Education dinner. The dinner, which begins at 6:30 p.m., will be held at The Harbor School in Bethesda, Md.
Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will address the importance of character education in creating safe, supportive school environments at the annual Northeast Conference on Character Education. He also will discuss the harmful impact of bullying and harassment on academic performance.
Assistant Secretary Dann-Messier to Give Keynote Remarks at the Technical College System of Georgia’s Adult Education Conference
Dr. Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary for the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will give keynote remarks at the Technical College System of Georgia’s Adult Education Conference Wednesday, Nov. 3 in Atlanta.
U.S. Education Official to Speak at Orlando Mayor's Council of Clergy Meeting on Interfaith Service Support of School Turnarounds
Michael Robbins, special assistant for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, will deliver remarks at Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer’s Council of Clergy meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 3 in Orlando, Fla. The Mayor’s Council of Clergy is an interfaith council that facilitates two-way communication between the City of Orlando and the faith community.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will Travel to London and Paris, Meet with Foreign Education Officials and Discuss the Obama Administration’s Education Reform Agenda
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to London on Wednesday Nov. 3, where he will join the England’s Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove for a visit to Mossbourne Community Academy. Duncan and Gove will visit a classroom before holding a closed press roundtable on turning around low performing schools with education stakeholders.