July 5, 2011U.S. Department of Education to Kick off Let’s Read! Let’s Move! Summer Series with Celebrity Guests
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan will take part in this year’s first of four Let’s Read! Let’s Move! summer enrichment events sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education on Wednesday, July 6 from 12 – 1:00 p.m.
July 1, 2011Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali to Join other Obama Officials in New Orleans to Discuss Administration’s Plans to Help Strengthen, Uplift American Communities
Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali will join several key Obama Administration officials in New Orleans tomorrow to discuss the concrete steps being taken across the Administration to create more jobs and position New Orleans and communities across the country to out-innovate, out-educate, and out build the rest of the world.
July 1, 2011Education Department’s Director of Faith-Based and Community Partnerships to Participate in 48th Annual Islamic Society of North America Convention
Brenda Girton-Mitchell, director of the Center for Faith-based and Community Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Education, will participate on a panel at the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) Convention in Rosemont, Ill., Sunday, July 3. The panel will take place at 2:15 p.m.
July 1, 2011Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter to Address 63rd Annual Convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA
U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will address the 63rd annual convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA on Saturday, July 2, at 4 p.m. in Harrisburg, Pa. Kanter will discuss the role of religious groups in encouraging civic engagement, academic achievement and lifelong learning.
June 30, 2011
Reminder To RSVP By Noon ET
On Thursday, June 30 at 5:30 p.m. ET, the following senior administration officials will hold a press conference call to outline and discuss the next phase of the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge:
June 30, 2011Press Call 2 P.M. EDT Thursday to Announce Release of Civil Rights Data Survey of 7,000 Districts, 72,000 Schools
Russlynn Ali, assistant secretary for the Education Department's Office for Civil Rights, will hold a press conference call with reporters at 2 p.m. ET Thursday to announce the release of Part I of the 2009-10 Civil Rights Data Collection involving 7,000 school districts and 72,000 schools.
June 29, 2011Federal Education Officials to Participate in 82nd Annual LULAC National Convention, Discuss Educational Opportunities for Latino Students
Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics Juan Sepúlveda, Deputy Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics José Rico and Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Michael Yudin will attend the 82nd annual League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Conference taking place Thursda
June 29, 2011
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will participate in festivities and events at the Aspen Ideas Festival taking place in Aspen, Colo. Duncan will engage with progressive ideas for education reform in a panel discussion titled “Just a Game – Or More Than a Game?” where he will discuss the role of sports in schools.
June 29, 2011Assistant Education Secretary to Address Workforce Development Issues at Clinton Global Initiative Conference
Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary for vocational and adult education, will discuss the role of education in workforce development at the Clinton Global Initiative Conference in Chicago on Thursday, June 30. The session will be held at 2 p.m. in the Erie Room at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers.
June 28, 2011Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach to Participate In National Rural Assembly and Host White House Rural Council Roundtable
U.S. Department of Education Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach John White will discuss the Department’s rural education initiatives during two panels at the 2011 Gathering of the National Rural Assembly Wednesday in St. Paul, Minn. White also will travel to St.