May 7, 2012U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Participate in Research Symposium on Technology Enhanced Assessments
Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will give opening remarks at the Educational Testing Service’s (ETS) Center for K–12 research symposium on technology enhanced assessments on Tuesday, May 8, at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. His remarks will open the session “What Does Going Digital Mean for the Future of K-12?”
May 7, 2012Senior Policy Advisor to Host Town Hall on College Affordability at Dover High School in New Hampshire
U.S. Education Department Senior Policy Advisor Karen Gross will host a town hall at Dover High School as part of a series of conversations the Department is having with students and families on college affordability. The forum will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 8.
May 7, 2012Under Secretary Martha Kanter to Discuss College Affordability During American Council on Education's Town Hall in Boston, Mass
U. S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will host a Town Hall on college affordability at Northeastern University at 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 8, in Boston, Mass. Organized by the American Council on Education, the Town Hall will be a discussion with students, faculty, administrators, and other interested members of the community on tackling rising college costs to ensure that America’s students can obtain the education they need to prepare for jobs of the 21st century.
May 4, 2012
Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny, whose Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services administers programs that serve America’s infants, toddlers, children, youth and adults with disabilities, will deliver the commencement address for Beacon College Saturday in Mount Dora, Fla.
Beacon College is the only accredited college offering bachelor’s and associate degrees exclusively for students with learning disabilities, ADHD, or gifted LD.
May 4, 2012Director of the Office of Educational Technology to Speak at Software Information Industry Association's Ed Tech Summit in San Francisco
Director of the Office of Educational Technology Karen Cator will lead a discussion on the U.S. Department of Education's work to build a new evidence framework for innovation in education at the Software Information Industry Association's (SIIA) annual Ed Tech Summit in San Francisco on May 7. The core objective of the Department's initiative is to understand how technology developers and education researchers can align learning analytics with the improvement of teaching and learning.
May 4, 2012Education Secretary Honors Top Student Community Leaders at 2012 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will celebrate community service student leaders at the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards on Monday, May 7. At the event, 10 students from across the country will be honored as top youth volunteers of 2012 and recognized for making a positive difference in their communities.
May 4, 2012Teaching Ambassador Fellow to Discuss Elevating the Teaching Profession with South Carolina College Students and Faculty
U.S. Department of Education Teaching Ambassador Fellow Greg Mullenholz will host a roundtable discussion on strengthening the teaching profession with students and faculty from various colleges and universities in South Carolina on Monday, May 7.
May 2, 2012
U.S. Department of Education Senior Advisors Michael Robbins and Ken Bedell will visit Nashville, Tenn., on Thursday, May 3, to participate in a “Together for Tomorrow” roundtable discussion on the value of community engagement in education to propel school improvement.
May 2, 2012U.S. Department of Education and Jobs for the Future Sponsor Webinar on Supporting Dropout Prevention in Rural Areas
The U.S. Department of Education and Jobs for the Future (JFF) will conduct a webinar on dropout prevention in rural areas on Thursday, May 3 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET. “Utilizing the Village: Building Community Support for Dropout Prevention and Recovery Work in Rural Communities” will present the scope of the dropout problem in rural localities and features two community mobilization strategies that have been effective in building support for addressing the issue.
May 2, 2012Under Secretary Martha Kanter to Address 2012 International Education Summit on the Occasion of the G8
U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will give opening remarks at the 2012 International Education Summit on the Occasion of the G8 at 9:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, May 3, in Washington, D.C. She will discuss the Obama Administration’s 21st century postsecondary education initiatives, the importance of education diplomacy, and the need for all students to develop global competencies. Following her remarks, Kanter will participate in a press briefing with Ambassador J.
May 2, 2012Senior Official to Give Keynote Address at Buffalo Area Network of Religious Communities' Annual Appreciation Dinner
Brenda Girton-Mitchell, the U.S. Education Department’s director of Faith-based Education and Neighborhood Partnerships, will give the keynote address at the annual appreciation dinner of the Buffalo area Network of Religious Communities at 6:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 3. She will discuss the importance of interfaith engagement around education to propel school improvement and tackle community challenges.
May 1, 2012Assistant Secretary Dann-Messier to Address Human Relations Executives Attending HRO Today Forum at National Harbor, Md.
Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier, who heads the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will address human resource executives attending the HRO Today Forum Wednesday at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.