November 7, 2011
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will keynote the seventh annual Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum on Tuesday, Nov. 8, in Washington, D.C. Anthony Salcito, Microsoft’s vice president for education, will join Duncan for a major announcement about the company’s commitments to support education. A press conference will take place from 8:35-9:05 a.m.
November 4, 2011Acting Assistant Secretary Michael Yudin to Discuss Efforts to Support Homeless Students at Annual Conference Sunday in Pittsburgh
U.S. Department of Education Acting Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education Michael Yudin will deliver keynote remarks at the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children & Youth (NAEHCY) 23rd Annual Conference at 8:15 a.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Westin Convention Center Hotel in Pittsburgh.
November 4, 2011Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Director of the Office of Educational Technology Karen Cator to Address SETDA Leadership Summit
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Karen Cator, director of the Office of Educational Technology, will discuss improving teaching and learning with the help of technology and innovation at the day-long State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) Leadership Summit on Monday, Nov. 7, taking place at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.
November 4, 2011
U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will discuss the role of higher education in a vibrant, democratic society during a keynote address at the Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy Public Forum at 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7. The Forum is hosted by New York University in New York City.
November 3, 2011U.S. Department of Education Senior Advisor to Discuss Early Learning Priorities at the National Association for the Education of Young Children 2011 Conference
U.S. Department of Education Senior Advisor on Early Learning Jacqueline Jones will deliver remarks entitled “The Evolution of Early Learning at the U.S. Department of Education,” at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) 2011 conference at 4:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 4, in Orlando, Fla. Jones will discuss the Obama administration’s commitment to early learning and provide an update on the Race To the Top-Early Learning Challenge.
November 2, 2011U.S. Education Official to Visit Jackson's Callaway High, Focus on School Modernization Prospects Under American Jobs Act
Melody Musgrove, director of the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs and former state director of special education in Mississippi, will visit Callaway High School Thursday in Jackson, Miss., focusing on school modernization and funding available under the proposed American Jobs Act.
November 2, 2011
Sue Swenson, deputy assistant secretary for special education and rehabilitative services, and Lynnae Ruttledge, commissioner of the Education Department's Rehabilitation Services Administration, will deliver the breakfast keynote address at the 2011 State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. Swenson and Ruttledge will speak at 8:15 a.m. at the Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel in Fairfax, Va.
November 1, 2011U.S. Education Secretary to Visit Rhode Island, Participate in Town Hall and Keynote Annual Dinner of Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to Providence, R.I., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, where he will participate in a town hall with state and local elected officials, educators, students, and union, business and industry representatives. The town hall, which takes place at the Providence Career and Technical Academy, will be an open discussion of issues surrounding public education. The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council is hosting the event.
November 1, 2011
Russlynn Ali, assistant secretary for the Office for Civil Rights, will address the 2011 Summit for Courageous Conversations Tuesday in San Francisco. In her presentation, entitled, “The Office for Civil Rights: Ensuring Equal Access and Promoting Educational Excellence for All Students,” she will discuss OCR’s work to promote racial equity and educational excellence for all students through its aggressive enforcement of the federal civil rights laws.