January 2012

January 31, 2012

Under Secretary Martha Kanter to Participate on College Affordability Panel in Baltimore

U.S. Under Secretary Martha Kanter will join U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes and a student representative at the University of Maryland in Baltimore at 12:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jan. 31 for a panel discussion with students on college affordability.

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January 31, 2012

Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Celebrate Launch of Teach Plus D.C. and Inaugural Class of Teaching Policy Fellows

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give remarks at the event launching Teach Plus in Washington, D.C. at 5:15 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jan. 31, in Washington, D.C. The launch event will also introduce the first cohort of the D.C. program’s Teaching Policy Fellows – 25 high performing teachers from D.C. public and charter schools.

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January 27, 2012

Senior Administration Officials Host Conference Call to Discuss the President's Proposals to Make College More Affordable

Washington, DC — TODAY, 3:00PM, Cecilia Munoz, Director of the Domestic Policy Council at the White House, and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will host an on-the-record conference call to discuss the Administration's proposals to keep college affordable and within reach for all Americans.

January 30, 2012

Education Secretary Duncan to Address the Department's College Completion Symposium: "Evidence-Action-Innovation"

The U.S. Department of Education is convening a one-day symposium on college completion on Monday, Jan. 30, for 50 of the nation’s leading researchers, policy experts, and practitioners from 30 postsecondary institutions to identify evidence-based best practices that work to increase college completion.

January 27, 2012

Education Department Chief of Staff to Highlight Work to Improve Student Outcomes

Joanne Weiss, chief of staff for Secretary Arne Duncan at the U.S. Department of Education, will deliver the keynote address at the Kids in Common Annual Children’s Summit on Friday, Jan. 27. Weiss will speak at 12:30 p.m. in a session titled “Changing the Odds Through Education.”

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January 27, 2012

U.S. Education Official to Address Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education

Melody Musgrove, director of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), will deliver the keynote address at a meeting of the Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Friday in Springfield, Ill.

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January 26, 2012

Education Department's Rural Outreach Official to Address 4-H Leaders from Across U.S.

John White, deputy assistant secretary for rural outreach at the U.S. Department of Education, will speak to key 4-H leaders from throughout the nation about opportunities for collaboration on Thursday, Jan. 26, during the National 4-H Council’s Health Rocks! Healthy Living Sustainability Symposium.

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January 26, 2012

Assistant Secretary Eduardo Ochoa to Participate in Panel Discussions at 98th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education Eduardo Ochoa will serve as a panelist at the 98th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities on Thursday, Jan. 26 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. The meeting's theme is Shared Futures/Difficult Choices: Reclaiming a Democratic Vision for College Learning, Global Engagement and Success.

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January 25, 2012

Education Secretary Duncan to Discuss College Affordability, Job Creation with Students in Florida

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will meet with students in Tallahassee and the Miami area on Wednesday and Thursday to highlight the Administration’s work to both make college more affordable and strengthen postsecondary education so students are able to find good jobs after graduation.

January 25, 2012

Education Secretary Duncan to Discuss College Affordability, Job Creation with Students in Florida

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will meet with students in Tallahassee and the Miami area on Wednesday and Thursday to highlight the Administration’s work to both make college more affordable and strengthen postsecondary education so students are able to find good jobs after graduation.

January 24, 2012

Secretary Duncan to Join White House Officials in Live Panel Discussion of President's State of the Union Address

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will join several White House officials tonight in a live, interactive panel discussion following the President’s State of the Union address. Duncan will join the panel during the latter half of the discussion and highlight the Administration’s efforts to rebuild the economy through strengthening education.

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January 23, 2012

U.S. Department of Education’s Equity and Excellence Commission to Hold Sixth Meeting Monday in D.C.

The U.S. Department of Education's Equity and Excellence Commission will hold its sixth meeting on Monday, Jan. 23 in Washington, D.C. The agenda will include a general update on the progress since the last meeting, discussion of particular language for certain portions of the report and reaching consensus on particular recommendations.

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January 21, 2012

Acting Assistant Secretary Michael Yudin to Give Keynote Remarks at National Title I Conference in Seattle

Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Michael Yudin will deliver remarks during the National Title I Conference on Saturday, Jan. 21 in Seattle, Wash. During his remarks, Yudin will discuss the Department’s efforts to grant states more flexibility in dealing with the requirements of No Child Left Behind.

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January 20, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Host Town Halls in Minneapolis Area on College Affordability and Education Reform

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will travel to the Minneapolis area on Friday, Jan. 20, to host two town halls: one focusing on higher education, specifically FAFSA—the Free Application for Federal Student Aid—and college affordability; and the other on creating a world-class cradle to college and career education system. Media availabilities will follow both events.

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January 20, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Host Town Halls in Minneapolis Area on College Affordability and Education Reform

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will travel to the Minneapolis area on Friday, Jan. 20, to host two town halls: one focusing on higher education, specifically FAFSA—the Free Application for Federal Student Aid—and college affordability; and the other on creating a world-class cradle to college and career education system. Media availabilities will follow both events.

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January 19, 2012

Senior Department Officials to Meet with New FFA National Officers

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan welcomes the new 2011-12 FFA National Officers to the U.S. Department of Education headquarters today at 4 p.m. ET. Duncan will congratulate the student officers, thank them for their leadership, and discuss the administration’s support for agriculture education, and career and technical education.

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January 19, 2012

Listen Live Online Today: Vice President Biden, Deputy Education Secretary Miller to Talk with High School Students about College Affordability

Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller will travel to Reno, Nev., today to talk to high school students and their families about the importance of college and the steps the Administration has taken to keep college affordable in Nevada and across the country.

January 19, 2012

Secretary Duncan, Obama Administration Officials to Discuss Commitment to Open Government, Transparent Data

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join Aneesh Chopra, the U.S. Chief Technology Officer, at the first TechAmerica Foundation Recommendations for Education and Advancement of Learning (REAL) Agenda Commission meeting at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19.

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January 19, 2012

Vice President Biden to Discuss College Affordability in Nevada

Washington, DC — On Thursday, January 19, Vice President Joe Biden and Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller will visit Galena High School in Reno, Nevada to discuss college affordability.

January 18, 2012

Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Participate in Roundtable Discussion on Data’s Value in Driving Education Reform

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will participate in a panel discussion at Data Quality Campaign’s National Data Summit at 2:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jan. 18, in Washington, D.C. The panel, which is also available via webcast, will discuss the critical role of statewide longitudinal data systems in building the evidence about what works in raising student achievement.

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January 16, 2012

Education Secretary to Observe Federal Holiday by Participating in City Year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Day at Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver remarks and participate in City Year Washington's Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Day. The event, which will take place from 8:45 a.m. to noon on Monday, Jan. 16, at Dunbar High School in the District, will commemorate the civil rights movement and honor the life and work of Dr. King.

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January 13, 2012

Listen Live Online Today: Vice President Biden, Deputy Education Secretary Miller to Talk with High School Students about College Affordability

Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller will travel to Doylestown, Pa., today to talk to high school students and their families about the importance of college and the steps the Administration has taken to keep college affordable in Pennsylvania and across the country.

January 12, 2012

Listen Live Online Today: Vice President Biden, Education Secretary Duncan to Talk with High School Students about College Affordability

Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to Gahanna, Ohio, today to talk to high school students and their families about the importance of college and the steps the Administration has taken to keep college affordable in Ohio and across the country.

January 13, 2012

Department to Host Student Art Exhibit and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for National PTA’s Reflections Program

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and National PTA President-Elect Otha Thornton will give keynote remarks at the opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of an art exhibit by students from the National PTA’s Reflections Program at noon ET, Friday, Jan. 13, in the Department’s Auditorium at 400 Maryland Ave., S.W.

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January 13, 2012

Vice President Biden to Travel to Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON, DC - On Friday, January 13, Vice President Joe Biden and Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller will visit Central Bucks High School West in Doylestown, Pennsylvania to discuss college affordability.

January 11, 2012

Education Secretary Duncan to Address 2012 NCAA Convention in Indianapolis and Host Town Hall on Adult Education and Career Training in Clayton, Ohio

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver a keynote address at the 2012 NCAA Convention at Noon ET on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Later that day at 4:00 p.m. ET, Duncan will host a town hall on education and the economy with students and teachers at the Miami Valley Career Technology Center in Clayton, Ohio.

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January 11, 2012

Education Secretary Duncan to Address 2012 NCAA Convention in Indianapolis and Host Town Hall on Adult Education and Career Training in Clayton, Ohio

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver a keynote address at the 2012 NCAA Convention at Noon ET on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Later that day at 4:00 p.m. ET, Duncan will host a town hall on education and the economy with students and teachers at the Miami Valley Career Technology Center in Clayton, Ohio.

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January 12, 2012

Vice President Biden to Travel to Ohio

Washington, DC — On Thursday, January 12, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Lincoln High School in Gahanna, Ohio to discuss college affordability.

January 10, 2012

Education Secretary Duncan, Obama Administration Officials Host Conversation on Education's Role in Strengthening Democracy, Developing 21st Century Citizens

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join Obama Administration officials and education leaders to launch a national conversation about the importance of educating all students, from grade school to graduate school, for informed and engaged citizenship, which will ultimately strengthen America's democracy and economy in the 21st century.

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January 05, 2012

Civil Rights Assistant Secretary to Discuss Title IX Issues at Annual Meeting of Association of American Law Schools

Russlynn Ali, assistant secretary for the Office for Civil Rights, will discuss Title IX issues pertaining to athletic opportunity, single sex classes, and bullying/harassment in remarks at the 2012 annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools Thursday at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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