April 25, 2011
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join Steve Barnett, director of the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), on a national press call at 3 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 25, to discuss NIEER's study: "The State of Preschool 2010." The call and a copy of the report will be embargoed until Tuesday, April 26, when it will be released.
April 22, 2011Education Secretary Duncan and Dr. Jill Biden Join Community Leaders to Kick Off Aspen Institute Prize Competition
Education Secretary Arne Duncan will join educator and Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Education Under Secretary Martha Kanter, Labor Department Assistant Secretary Janet Oates, and several leaders in education and philanthropy to kick off The Aspen Institute's national competition to reward some of the country's top community colleges at 12:45 p.m. on Monday, April 25.
April 22, 20112011 National Online K-12 Teacher of the Year to Shadow Department's Director of the Office of Educational Technology
As part of her reward for being named the 2011 National Online K-12 Teacher of the Year, Kristin Kipp of Evergreen, Colo., will visit the nation's capitol Monday, April 25 to "shadow" the U.S. Department of Education's Director of Educational Technology Karen Cator.
April 22, 2011Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Speak to Students at President's Committee on Arts and Humanities Poetry Workshop
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will speak to high school students about the importance of arts education and commend them for their participation in the President's Committee on Arts and Humanities Poetry Workshop at noon on Monday, April 25 at the Library of Congress.
April 20, 2011
As part of an ongoing effort to mark national Financial Literacy Month, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Treasury Deputy Secretary Neal Wolin will recognize high-scoring students in the National Financial Capability Challenge on Thursday, April 21, at 11 a.m.
April 20, 2011Equity and Excellence Commission to Host Town Hall Meeting in San Jose, Examine Disparities in Meaningful Educational Opportunities
The U.S. Department of Education's Equity and Excellence Commission will host a town hall meeting Thursday in San Jose to examine disparities in meaningful educational opportunities for students. Participants will include Executive Director of the Equity and Excellence Commission, Stephen Chen, U.S. Rep.
April 19, 2011As Graduation Day Approaches, Secretaries Duncan and Sebelius Launch New Effort to Educate College Students about their Health Care Choices
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will host a conference call with national, regional and college media outlets to launch a new effort to inform graduating seniors about the new health insurance choices available to them thanks to the Affordable Care Act.
April 18, 2011U.S. Education Secretary to Visit New Jersey to Host TEACH Town Hall Meeting with Mayor Booker, Congressman Payne and Educators in Newark, Give Address at Princeton University on Importance of Education Reform
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit New Jersey on Wednesday, April 20. At 12:15 p.m. EDT, Duncan will join Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Congressman Donald Payne (D-N.J.), and a local teacher for a Town Hall on the U.S. Department of Education’s TEACH Campaign.
April 18, 2011U.S. Education Official to Address 27th Annual Washington State Indian Education Association Conference in Tulalip
Charles P. Rose, general counsel for the U.S. Department of Education, will deliver keynote remarks at the 27th annual conference of the Washington State Indian Education Association Tuesday in Tulalip, Wash.
April 18, 2011Education Secretary Duncan to Discuss Administration's Goals for Career and Technical Education During Leadership Meeting
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will outline the Department’s vision for career and technical education during the joint spring meeting of the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) and the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE). Duncan will deliver his remarks at 8 a.m.