June 2012

June 19, 2012

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach to Deliver Keynote Address at the PTA’s Annual National Council of States Meeting

U.S. Department of Education Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach John White will discuss the Department’s rural education initiatives and the “skills gap” in the California job market, during his visit to San Jose on Tuesday, June 19 to deliver keynote remarks at the PTA’s National Council of States Meeting at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center.

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June 16, 2012

White House Hispanic Community Action Summit on Education Saturday in Silver Spring, Md.

José Rico, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, will host in collaboration with the White House Office of Public Engagement, a White House Hispanic Community Action Summit Saturday in Silver Spring, Md.

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June 16, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Deliver Remarks at Presidential Scholars Medallion Ceremony Saturday; Attend Scholars Performance on Monday

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will honor high school graduates named as 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholars during Washington D.C. events taking place this Saturday, June 16 and Monday, June 18.

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June 16, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Deliver Remarks at Presidential Scholars Medallion Ceremony Saturday; Attend Scholars Performance on Monday

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will honor high school graduates named as 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholars during Washington D.C. events taking place this Saturday, June 16 and Monday, June 18.

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June 16, 2012

Department of Education Senior Official to Participate in 100 Black Men of America's 26th Annual Conference

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will participate in a panel discussion on education at the 100 Black Men of America’s 26th annual conference this Saturday, June 16, in Atlanta.

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June 15, 2012

Press Call Noon ET Today on Yale University Civil Rights Investigation Settlement

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali will hold a press call with reporters at noon today ET to discuss a settlement agreement with Yale University regarding a complaint that Yale failed to eliminate sex discrimination on campus. Dial-in: 800-593-7208.

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June 16, 2012

Assistant Secretary Eduardo Ochoa to Deliver Commencement Address at California State University

Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education Eduardo Ochoa will deliver the commencement address to the bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates from the College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business and Economics, and the College of Natural and Social Sciences at California State University, Los Angeles, on Saturday, June 16.

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June 15, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Address Education Reform Task Force at 80th Annual Meeting of Mayors

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will address the Education Reform Task Force at the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 80th Annual Meeting Friday in Orlando. Duncan will discuss the critical role mayors play in improving the education system and ways mayors can leverage federal funding to support reforms in their cities.

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June 15, 2012

Education Assistant Secretary to Host Town Hall on College Affordability at Loyola Marymount University

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education Eduardo Ochoa will host a discussion about college affordability as part of a series of conversations the Department is having with students and families across the country on college affordability. The forum will begin at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 15, at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

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June 17, 2012

Under Secretary Kanter to Deliver Commencement Address at Santa Clara University Graduate School

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will deliver the keynote address at the Santa Clara University Graduate School commencement ceremony on Friday, June 17, at 7:30 p.m. PT.

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June 12, 2012

Today at 3:00 p.m. ET: Conference Call with Education Secretary Duncan on Release of College Cost Lists for Postsecondary Institutions

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will host a conference call today at 3:00 p.m. ET on the release of this year's college cost lists on the Department’s College Affordability and Transparency Center, which includes schools with the highest and lowest tuition and net price, and those schools where tuition prices are rising the fastest.

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June 12, 2012

Assistant Secretary Eduardo Ochoa to Keynote Annual Massachusetts Campus Compact of College and University Presidents

Eduardo Ochoa, assistant secretary for Postsecondary Education, will deliver the morning keynote address at the Annual Massachusetts Campus Compact of College and University Presidents in Waltham, Mass., on Tuesday, June 12.

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June 12, 2012

Senior Advisor Greg Darnieder to Deliver Keynote Remarks at Symposium for Multicultural Recruitment

Greg Darnieder, the U.S. Secretary Education’s senior advisor on the College Access Initiative, will deliver keynote remarks at the Symposium for Multicultural Recruitment on Tuesday, June 12 in Dallas. During his remarks, Darnieder will discuss college affordability, k-12 and college partnerships, and the use of data as a performance management tool.

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June 11, 2012

Civil Rights Assistant Secretary to Address Event Marking 30th Anniversary of Plyler V. Doe Supreme Court Ruling

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali will address a forum sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union to recognize the 30th anniversary of the Plyler v. Doe Supreme Court ruling Monday in Washington, D.C.

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June 08, 2012

Civil Rights Assistant Secretary to Testify at Sen. Harkin's Field Hearing on Bullying-Free Schools

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali will provide the lead-off testimony at a full field hearing chaired by U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, on the topic of “Bullying-Free Schools: How Local, State and Federal Efforts Can Help” Friday in Des Moines.

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June 08, 2012

Education Officials to Visit Minneapolis, Will Hold "Together for Tomorrow" Town Hall to Highlight Importance of Community Engagement in Education

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will participate in a “Together for Tomorrow” (TFT) town hall on the value of community partnerships in helping to propel school improvement. She will discuss the need to turn around low-performing schools and the value of partnerships in helping to do that.

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June 07, 2012

Civil Rights Assistant Secretary to Address D.C.'s Benjamin Banneker Academic High School Graduation

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali will deliver the commencement address at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School’s graduation ceremony Thursday at Howard University’s Cramton Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

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June 07, 2012

Assistant Secretary Ochoa to Discuss Higher Education with U.S. Senators and University Presidents at 2012 Colorado Capital Conference

Eduardo Ochoa, assistant secretary for postsecondary education, will participate in a discussion on higher education at the 2012 Colorado Capital Conference on Thursday, June 7 at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. Ochoa will join U.S. Sen.

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June 07, 2012

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Discuss Education Reform Initiatives with National Conference of State Legislatures

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will discuss state and local education reform efforts at the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) meeting on Thursday, June 7, at the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.

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June 06, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Participate in Career and Technical Education and STEM Events in North Carolina

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education Brenda Dann-Messier will travel to eastern North Carolina tomorrow to visit several local Career and Technical Education (CTE) as well as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) initiatives that are helping to ensure that students are college and career ready.

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June 06, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Participate in Career and Technical Education and STEM Events in North Carolina

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education Brenda Dann-Messier will travel to eastern North Carolina tomorrow to visit several local Career and Technical Education (CTE) as well as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) initiatives that are helping to ensure that students are college and career ready.

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June 06, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Participate in Career and Technical Education and STEM Events in North Carolina

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education Brenda Dann-Messier will travel to eastern North Carolina tomorrow to visit several local Career and Technical Education (CTE) as well as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) initiatives that are helping to ensure that students are college and career ready.

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June 06, 2012

Senior Official to Discuss President's 2020 College Completion Goal at Conference for Mercy Higher Education in Avon, Connecticut

Rosemarie Nassif, special advisor to the assistant secretary for postsecondary education, will participate in the Conference for Mercy Higher Education on Wednesday, June 6, in Avon, Conn.

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June 05, 2012

Civil Rights Assistant Secretary to Address National Disability Rights Network Annual Conference

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali will address the National Disability Rights Network Annual Conference Tuesday in Baltimore. She will discuss topics covering restraint and seclusion, bullying and the Civil Rights Data Collection.

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June 05, 2012

White House Special Assistant to The President for Disability Policy Kareem Dale, Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny to Address Project SEARCH Graduation Ceremony for D.C. Students

White House Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy Kareem Dale will provide opening remarks at the second annual graduation ceremony for Project SEARCH Interns – students with developmental disabilities at Woodrow Wilson High School Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Following Dale's remarks, the U.S.

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June 05, 2012

U.S. Education Department Official to Hold Tribal Consultation in Nashville, Tenn.; Will Gather Feedback on Education Matters Affecting American Indians

William Mendoza, executive director of the White House Initiative on American Natives and Alaska Natives (AI/AN), will consult with tribal leaders in Nashville, Tenn., on Tuesday, June 5, to get feedback on education matters affecting American Indians.

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June 05, 2012

Assistant Secretary Ochoa to Host College Leaders Roundtable Meeting in Orlando

Eduardo Ochoa, assistant secretary for Postsecondary Education, will host a College Leaders Roundtable Meeting at Florida Technical College in Orlando on Tuesday, June 5. Ochoa will deliver brief remarks on the Administration's initiatives to make college more affordable and participate in an open discussion with local and state college faculty and administrators.

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June 04, 2012

Education Secretary Duncan to Discuss Role of Philanthropy in Supporting Education Reform

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join leaders in New York City on Monday, June 4, to highlight the key role that the philanthropic sector can play in driving education reform at the national, state and local level during Philanthropy New York’s 33rdAnnual Meeting. Duncan will join New York State Education Commissioner John B.

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June 04, 2012

Assistant Secretary Dann-Messier to Address Literacy Services of Wisconsin on Impact of Adult Education for Individuals and Communities

Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier, who heads the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will deliver a luncheon address to the Literacy Services of Wisconsin Monday in Milwaukee. Representatives from business and education are expected for the event, entitled, “LITERACY: Wisdom for the Common Wealth.”

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June 04, 2012

Assistant Secretary Ochoa to Participate at 2012 Frye Leadership Institute

Eduardo Ochoa, U.S. assistant secretary for postsecondary education, will participate in an open dialogue at the 2012 Frye Leadership Institute Monday in Washington, D.C. Ochoa will discuss the higher education landscape with a focus on policy issues, opportunities for change and the power of collaboration to invoke change.

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