October 25, 2011U.S. Department of Education's Equity and Excellence Commission to Hold Fifth Meeting Wednesday in D.C.
The U.S. Department of Education's Equity and Excellence Commission will hold its fifth meeting Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Established Feb. 2 by the Education Department, the commission is tasked with examining the impact of school finance on educational opportunity and will recommend ways school finance can be improved to increase equity and help close the achievement gap.
October 24, 2011U.S. Education Secretary to Visit North Carolina, Hold Town Hall with Students at Wake Tech Community College
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will visit Raleigh, N.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 25. He will hold a town hall at 1 p.m. with students at Wake Tech Community College. The town hall is an opportunity for Duncan to talk with students about the administration’s dual commitments—investing in education to secure the future and reducing spending while increasing efficiency.
October 24, 2011
Michael Yudin, acting assistant secretary of the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, will participate in a panel discussion at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the 2011 Expanded Learning Convening in Boston.
October 21, 2011
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give remarks at the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) luncheon at noon Monday, Oct. 24, at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C. He will discuss the important role that CFC plays in these tough economic times and the need to give now more than ever. This year, the CFC named Duncan its honorary chair.
October 20, 2011
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will recognize the exceptional leadership of principals from across the country during the National Association of Elementary School Principals National Distinguished Principals Program Banquet on Friday evening.
October 19, 2011U.S. Secretary of Education to Visit Morton School of Excellence in Chicago, Discuss Importance of Afterschool Programs
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Chicago’s Morton School of Excellence and observe its various afterschool programs as part of the Afterschool Alliance’s 12th annual “Lights On Afterschool” initiative taking place around the country on Thursday, Oct. 20.
October 19, 2011Senior Advisor to Secretary of Education to Give Keynote Remarks at North Dakota Education Association’s Instructional Conference in Bismarck
Jo Anderson, senior advisor to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, will give keynote remarks at the North Dakota Education Association’s (NDEA) Instructional conference on Thursday, Oct. 20, in Bismarck, N.D.
October 18, 2011
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was named by the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) as its honorary chair this year. On Wednesday, Oct. 19, on the LBJ plaza, he will kick off the Department’s 2011 campaign. The kickoff event will begin at 11:30 a.m., and Duncan is expected to join at 11:45 a.m.
October 17, 2011U.S. Secretary of Education to Join Local and U.S. Educators as well as Community Leaders at Puerto Rico Education Summit
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is one of several Department officials who will join educators and leaders from Puerto Rico and the U.S. to host the Puerto Rico Education Summit: Investing in our Future as part of President Obama’s Task Force on Puerto Rico’s Status. The summit will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Monday, Oct. 17.
October 14, 2011Education Under Secretary to Highlight Efforts to Support College Students with Disabilities at CAPED Conference
U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will deliver the keynote address at the California Association for Postsecondary Education and Disability (CAPED) 2011 conference on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m. Kanter, a former president of CAPED, will discuss the Department’s efforts to support all students, including those with disabilities, to ensure they receive a quality education.