March 4, 2011Assistant Deputy Secretary Kevin Jennings to Keynote Annual Summit on Substance Abuse, Mental Health and School Safety/Violence
Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will keynote the sixth annual summit on “Substance Abuse, Mental Health and School Safety/Violence: Best Practices for Working With Youth” on Monday, March 7, in Pine Mountain, Ga.
March 4, 2011Education Assistant Secretary to Give Remarks at Council for Opportunity in Education's (COE) Policy Seminar
Eduardo Ochoa, assistant secretary for postsecondary education, will address the Council for Opportunity in Education's (COE) 31st annual policy seminar at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 7, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. Ochoa will discuss the role TRIO plays in helping meet the President's national goal of leading the world in college attainment by 2020.
March 4, 2011
The second of a series of National Conversations on English Learner Education will be hosted by the U.S. Department of Education Monday and Tuesday simultaneously in Los Angeles and Seattle. Senior officials will be on hand to hear what's working and how instruction can be improved for students with limited English skills. Both sessions will be connected by video at the links below.
March 4, 2011Assistant Education Secretary to Address Reform Efforts at Harvard Black Law Students Association Conference
Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana, assistant secretary for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, will highlight the Administration’s education reform agenda when she serves as a panelist at the spring conference of the Harvard Black Law Students Association (HBLSA). The panel will be held in Pound Hall 101 at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Mass., at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 5.
March 3, 2011
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will hold a press conference call at 4 p.m. ET today, Thursday, March 3, to address the education funding crisis facing states across the country. Documents will be released shortly before the call offering guidance on how states can stay focused on student achievement when making tough budget decisions.
March 3, 2011Assistant Secretary Dann-Messier to Address Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Administrators
Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary for the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), will deliver the keynote address to the closing general session of the 21st Annual Symposium of the Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Administrators Friday at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pa.
March 2, 2011U.S. Department of Education Senior Officials to Participate in the 2011 Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance Forum
John Wilson, executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and Christina Lagdameo, deputy director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, will deliver remarks at the 2011 Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance Forum at AARP’s office in Washington, D.C.
March 1, 2011Education Secretary Joins First Lady Michelle Obama, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Education Stakeholders for Discussion on Promoting the HealthierUS School Challenge Program, and Advancing the First Lady's Let's Move! Initiative
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join First Lady Michelle Obama, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and education stakeholders for a conference call Wednesday, March 2 at 3 p.m. to discuss advancing the Let’s Move! initiative goal of doubling the number of schools participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s HealthierUS School Challenge Program.
March 1, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today at 3:00 PM, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, White House Domestic Policy Advisor Melody Barnes, and Deputy Communications Director Jen Psaki will hold a conference call to preview several of President Obama’s upcoming events.
March 1, 2011U.S. Department of Education Senior Advisor to Discuss Early Learning at the First 5 California and the Water Cooler Joint Conference in Sacramento
U. S. Department of Education Senior Advisor for Early Learning Jacqueline Jones will deliver remarks during the morning keynote conversation of the First 5 California and the Water Cooler Joint Conference, focusing on the theme “Stronger Together: Working Smarter PreK-12,” on Wednesday, March 2 at 10 a.m. PT. Dr.