June 2012

June 29, 2012

Press Call at 3 P.M. ET Today with Secretary Duncan on NCLB Waivers for Five Additional States

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will hold a press call with reporters at 3 p.m.

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June 30, 2012

Assistant Secretary Deb Delisle to Discuss Education Reform at Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning Conference in NYC

Assistant Secretary for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Deb Delisle will moderate and serve as a panelist on education reform during a discussion at the Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning Conference at 8:30 a.m. Sat., June 30 in Brooklyn.

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June 28, 2012

Senior Official to Discuss Education Reform at the Military Child Education Coalition's National Training Seminar

Deputy Chief of Staff Eric Waldo will participate in the Military Child Education Coalition’s 14th National Training Seminar, “Military Kids: Shining from Sea to Sea,” on Thursday, June 28, in Grapevine, Texas.

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June 28, 2012

Senior Official to Discuss Education Reform at the Military Child Education Coalition's National Training Seminar

Deputy Chief of Staff Eric Waldo will participate in the Military Child Education Coalition’s 14th National Training Seminar, “Military Kids: Shining from Sea to Sea,” on Thursday, June 28, in Grapevine, Texas.

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June 28, 2012

Education Department Chief of Staff to Highlight Role of Technology in Spurring Student Achievement, Supporting Education Reform Efforts

U.S. Department of Education Chief of Staff Joanne Weiss will highlight the role of technology in transforming educational outcomes during discussions at the Aspen Ideas Festival this week.

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June 28, 2012

Education Department Chief of Staff to Highlight Role of Technology in Spurring Student Achievement, Supporting Education Reform Efforts

U.S. Department of Education Chief of Staff Joanne Weiss will highlight the role of technology in transforming educational outcomes during discussions at the Aspen Ideas Festival this week.

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June 28, 2012

U.S. Assistant Secretary Posny to Address 2012 BEST Summer Institute, Focus on Education Reform

Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny will deliver a keynote address to the 2012 BEST Summer Institute Thursday in Killington, Vt., focusing on how to promote best practices, reform, and excellence in the education of students with disabilities.

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June 27, 2012

U.S. Secretary of Education to Join Live Twitter Q&A Session to Discuss College Affordability

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join a special session of the White House Office Hours for a live Q&A on Twitter, on Wednesday, June 27 at 2:00 p.m. EDT.  Secretary Duncan will answer your questions about college affordability and the administration’s education policies and priorities.

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June 27, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Highlight Success in Postsecondary Education Programs During Commencement Address at Washington Hospital Center’s Medical Imaging Schools 2012 Radiology Class

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will discuss the skills gap and college access for a diverse population during his commencement address to the 2012 Class of the Washington Hospital Center's Medical Imaging School in Washington, D.C. at 7 p.m. ET Wed., June 27.

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June 27, 2012

U.S. Secretary of Education to Participate in Leadership Mentoring Program for Children of Military Families

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will participate in the Boys & Girls Club of America and the Close Up Foundation’s leadership mentoring program for youth of military families on Wednesday, June 27, at 8 a.m. in Washington, D.C. He will discuss how civic values and community involvement are critical to the vitality of America’s democracy and economy in the 21st century.

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June 27, 2012

Senior Department Official to Discuss Obama Administration Initiatives to Address Skills Gap and College Affordability as Facilitator of Panel, “Educating Students for the 21st Century: The Way Forward”

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education Eduardo Ochoa will highlight the Obama Administration’s efforts to promote college access and affordability and develop a workforce for today and tomorrow during a panel discussion entitled “Educating Students for the 21st Century: The Way Forward,” at 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday, June 27, in Washington, D.C.

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June 26, 2012

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter to Address International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will discuss the Obama Administration’s initiatives to increase college access, affordability and completion, as well as the importance of American higher education to ongoing international efforts when she addresses the International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy on Tuesday, June 26, at 10 a.m. ET in Washington, D.C.

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June 26, 2012

U.S. Secretary of Education to Discuss Administration’s Goals to Make College More Affordable, Accessible at Association of Public and Land Grant Universities National Convocation

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will participate in a panel discussion—“The Future of Education”—at a national convocation hosted by the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities on Tuesday, June 26, at 1:30 p.m. in Washington, D.C.

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June 26, 2012

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education to discuss Skills Gap in Missouri during Keynote Remarks at 2012 SkillsUSA National Conference

Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier, who heads the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will discuss the “skills gap” in the Missouri job market and the Department’s vocational and adult education initiatives during her visit to Kansas City Tuesday, June 26, where she will deliver the keynote remarks at the 2012 SkillsUSA National Conference.

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June 25, 2012

Department Senior Officials to Discuss Obama Administration’s Initiatives to Transform Education Through Effective Use of Technology at 2012 International Society for Technology in Education Conference in San Diego

Karen Cator and Richard Culatta, director and deputy directory, respectively of the Office of Educational Technology, will lead discussions on the Obama Administration’s efforts to transform education through the smart use of technology, specifically on personalized learning and improving access to reliable data, and will announce August as Connected Educator Month at the 33rd annual Internatio

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June 25, 2012

Department Senior Officials to Discuss Obama Administration’s Initiatives to Transform Education Through Effective Use of Technology at 2012 International Society for Technology in Education Conference in San Diego

Karen Cator and Richard Culatta, director and deputy directory, respectively of the Office of Educational Technology, will lead discussions on the Obama Administration’s efforts to transform education through the smart use of technology, specifically on personalized learning and improving access to reliable data, and will announce August as Connected Educator Month at the 33rd annual Internatio

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June 25, 2012

Department Senior Officials to Discuss Obama Administration’s Initiatives to Transform Education Through Effective Use of Technology at 2012 International Society for Technology in Education Conference in San Diego

Karen Cator and Richard Culatta, director and deputy directory, respectively of the Office of Educational Technology, will lead discussions on the Obama Administration’s efforts to transform education through the smart use of technology, specifically on personalized learning and improving access to reliable data, and will announce August as Connected Educator Month at the 33rd annual Internatio

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June 25, 2012

Education Secretary Duncan to Highlight Local Education Reform Efforts during Visit to St. Louis

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will highlight local reform efforts to turn around low-performing schools as well as the Obama Administration’s work to help more students access high-quality education during a trip to St. Louis on Monday, June 25. While he is in town, Duncan will also be inducted into the Academic All-America Hall of Fame.

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June 25, 2012

Education Secretary Duncan to Highlight Local Education Reform Efforts during Visit to St. Louis

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will highlight local reform efforts to turn around low-performing schools as well as the Obama Administration’s work to help more students access high-quality education during a trip to St. Louis on Monday, June 25. While he is in town, Duncan will also be inducted into the Academic All-America Hall of Fame.

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June 24, 2012

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Special Education to Address Lehigh University Special Education Law Symposium

Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny will deliver remarks on "Special Education Law from Policy to Practice: A Conversation with Stakeholders” at the Special Education Law Symposium Sunday at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa.

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June 22, 2012

Assistant Secretary Ochoa to Discuss College Affordability and Accreditation during Opening Remarks at Council for Higher Education Accreditation 2012 Summer Workshop

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education Eduardo Ochoa will deliver the opening remarks at the Council for Higher Education Accreditation 2012 Summer Workshop on Friday, June 22 in Washington, D.C.

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June 21, 2012

Executive Director and Deputy Director of White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics to Discuss Skills Gap During Remarks at National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Conference in Florida

Executive Director Jose Rico, and Deputy Director Marco Davis, of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics will discuss the “skills gap” in the Florida job market at the National Association of Latino Elected Officials Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., at 3 p.m. today.

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June 22, 2012

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter to Participate in Minnesota Higher Education Roundtable, Discuss College Affordability and the Skills Gap

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will participate in a roundtable discussion focusing on higher education, hosted by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minn. at 9 a.m. CT on Friday, June 22.

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June 21, 2012

Today: Title IX Celebration Basketball Game to Feature Cabinet Officials, Women Basketball Players from Local Universities, WNBA

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan along with other Cabinet officials and invited guests will participate in a “Title IX Celebration Basketball Game” at 5:30 p.m. today at the Interior Department in Washington, D.C.

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June 21, 2012

Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities to Discuss HBCUs at North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development Conference

John S. Wilson, executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), will discuss HBCUs at the North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development’s 25th anniversary and executive networking conference on Thursday, June 21, in Greensboro.

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June 21, 2012

U.S. Education Department to Host Conversation on New Book, 'Carrots, Sticks, and the Bully Pulpit' on Thursday

The co-editors of a new book examining a half-century of federal involvement in K-12 education will discuss their findings Thursday at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington.

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June 19, 2012

Senior U.S. Education Official to Discuss Education Reform at Goldman Sachs-Stanford University Global Education Conference

U.S. Department of Education Assistant Deputy Secretary Jim Shelton will participate in a panel discussion today, Tuesday, June 19, at 4:30 p.m. PT at the Goldman Sachs-Stanford University Global Education Conference at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif.

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June 20, 2012

Under Secretary Martha Kanter to give Remarks at Higher Education Summit of the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will give opening remarks at the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund’s (APIASF) annual Higher Education Summit at 9:10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20, in Washington, D.C.

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June 19, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary to Participate in Discussion on the Power of Community Involvement and Volunteerism in Helping to Improve Nation's Lowest-Performing Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, for a conversation about service, volunteerism and education at the Points of Light Institute’s national conference, “Celebrating the Power of Service in Education.” The discussion will take place on Tuesday, June 19, at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago.

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