July 2012

July 16, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Attend National Principals Leadership Institute Awards Ceremony

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will highlight the need for strong school leadership to support our nation's teachers at the National Principals Leadership Institute (NPLI) and its Panasonic National School Change Awards (PNSCA) ceremony on Monday July 16 in New York City.

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July 16, 2012

U.S. Education Under Secretary Highlights Administration’s Efforts to Control Cost of College, Increase Graduation Rates during Town Hall at Montana State University

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will visit Montana State University to host a town hall discussion on college costs on Monday, July 16, at 10 a.m.

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July 15, 2012

Senior Official to Discuss Education Reform at National Conference for Principals and Child Care Directors in Baltimore

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning Jacqueline Jones will discuss education reform and the Obama Administration’s cradle-to-career efforts to ensure that students are ready to compete in the 21st century global economy at the National Conference for Principals and Child Care Directors opening session on Sunday, July 15 in Baltimore, Md.

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July 13, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Teaching Ambassador Fellow to Host Roundtable with Teachers in Tennessee

U.S. Department of Education Teaching Ambassador Fellow Angela McClary-Rush will host a RESPECT (Recognizing Educational Success, Professional Excellence and Collaborative Teaching) roundtable with 15 African American teachers and educators from the middle Tennessee area who have been assembled by the Urban League of Middle Tennessee. The roundtable will take on Friday, July 13, at 10 a.m.

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July 13, 2012

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary to Discuss Education Reform and the Value of Expanded Learning Time in Turning Around Low-Performing Schools at the Citizen Schools’ Second Annual Expanded Learning Time Summit

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Michael Yudin will discuss education reform and the value of extended learning time in helping to turn around low-performing schools during a panel discussion at the Citizen Schools’ second annual Expanded Learning Time Summit on Friday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m. in Cambridge, Mass.

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July 13, 2012

Secretary Duncan to Discuss College Completion and Affordability at NGA Conference and Roundtable with Virginia College Presidents

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to Williamsburg, Va., on Friday, July 13, to discuss college affordability and completion at a roundtable with presidents from several Virginia colleges and in an address at the National Governors Association (NGA) summer meeting.

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July 13, 2012

Secretary Duncan to Discuss College Completion and Affordability at NGA Conference and Roundtable with Virginia College Presidents

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to Williamsburg, Va., on Friday, July 13, to discuss college affordability and completion at a roundtable with presidents from several Virginia colleges and in an address at the National Governors Association (NGA) summer meeting.

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July 12, 2012

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller to Visit William Peace University to Discuss Education Reform and College Affordability

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller will hold a discussion session at William Peace College in Raleigh, N.C. on Thursday, July 12 from 8-9:30 a.m. ET. Miller will meet with business and education leaders to discuss education issues including reform and the need to make college affordable and accessible for all students.

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July 11, 2012

U.S. Under Secretary of Education to Discuss Efforts to Control the Rising Cost of College and Increase Graduation Rates During Conferences with Higher Education Leaders

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will highlight the need to increase college access and affordability during a town hall discussion on college costs with leaders at the University of Washington today.

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July 11, 2012

U.S. Under Secretary of Education to Discuss Efforts to Control the Rising Cost of College and Increase Graduation Rates During Conferences with Higher Education Leaders

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will highlight the need to increase college access and affordability during a town hall discussion on college costs with leaders at the University of Washington today.

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July 12, 2012

White House HBCU Initiative Director to Discuss Equity in Education at Southern University's National Alumni Conference

John Silvanus Wilson Jr., executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), will discuss educational equity as part of a luncheon address at the Southern University Alumni Federation’s 2012 National Alumni Conference Thursday in Atl

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July 11, 2012

U.S. Department of Education to Kick Off Let's Read! Let's Move! Summer Series with Celebrity Guests

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Personal Chef to the First Family Samuel Kass, and Cornell McClellan, fitness consultant and personal trainer to the First Family, will launch this year's Let's Read! Let's Move! summer enrichment series at the U.S. Department of Education headquarters building on Wednesday, July 11, at 12:00 p.m. ET.

July 06, 2012

3:30 PM Today: Education Secretary Duncan and Senior Education Department Officials Discuss Flexiblity from No Child Left Behind on National Press Call

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will join Carmel Martin, U.S. Department of Education assistant secretary for planning, evaluation and policy development, and Michael Yudin, U.S. deputy assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education, to host a press call at 3:30 p.m.

July 09, 2012

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach to Discuss Skills Gap and College Affordability at National Student Organization's Annual Meeting in Orlando

The U.S. Department of Education's Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach, John White, will discuss college affordability and the skills gap in Florida during his visit to Orlando on Monday, July 9 to deliver remarks at the opening session of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of American (FCCLA) National Leadership Conference.

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July 06, 2012

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Special Education to Address National Student Leadership Conference

Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny will address the National Student Leadership Conference Friday at American University in Washington, D.C.  Posny will discuss the history of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the equity law which en

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