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.
October 14, 2011U.S. Special Education Leaders to Address National Association of State Directors of Special Education
Top officials at the U.S Department of Education involved with programs that serve infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities will address the 74th Annual Conference and Business Meeting of the National Association of State Directors of Special Education Monday in Chicago.
October 14, 2011
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will host a roundtable discussion on the American Jobs Act on Friday, Oct. 14, at 11:15 a.m. at Richmond Community High School in Richmond, Va.
October 13, 2011Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach to Provide Technical Assistance at the Appalachian Regional Development Initiative
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach John White will participate in the federal technical assistance workshop on Friday, October 14 at the Charleston Civic Center to support the Appalachian Regional Development Initiative. White will discuss career training and federal resources during the morning and afternoon sessions. The U.S.
October 12, 2011U.S. Department of Education Senior Advisor to Visit Campagna Center’s Head Start First Day Celebration in Alexandria, VA
U.S. Department of Education Senior Advisor on Early Learning Jacqueline Jones will visit the Campagna Center’s Head Start First Day Celebration at TC Williams Tiny Titan’s Classroom to share a story with the children and discuss the Obama Administration’s commitment to early learning, at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, in Alexandria, Va.
October 12, 2011Education Secretary Duncan to Discuss Collaboration in Higher Education Between India and United States
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will be one of several Obama Administration officials participating in the U.S.-India Higher Education Summit at Georgetown University on Thursday, Oct. 13. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will open the conference, and Duncan will deliver closing remarks at a plenary session.
October 12, 2011Deputy Assistant Secretary to Discuss Need for Improved Technology to Better Serve Those with Disabilities
Sue Swenson, deputy assistant secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, will lead a panel discussion at the Coleman Institute National Conference on Cognitive Disability and Technology in Challenging Economic Environments, "State of the States, State of the Nation: 2011,” on Thursday, Oct. 13.
October 12, 2011Deputy Assistant Secretary Frank Chong to Join Discussion on Helping Students Succeed in Community College During Town Hall Meeting in Dallas
Frank Chong, deputy assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Education’s Office and Vocational and Adult Education, will give remarks and participate in a Town Hall meeting on helping students succeed in community college at the 2011 Community College Leadership Conference in Dallas on Thursday, Oct. 13.