August 2012

August 30, 2012

Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities to Discuss Education Equity at AT&T Nation’s Football Classic Dinner

John S. Wilson, executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), will give remarks at the AT&T Nation’s Football Classic Welcome Dinner on Thursday, Aug. 30, in Washington, D.C. Wilson will discuss education equity and the importance of HBCUs in helping to prepare students for the 21st-century workforce.

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August 29, 2012

Chief of Staff Joanne Weiss to Visit Seoul, South Korea to Deliver Keynote on Education Reform During Korean Educational Development Institute International Symposium

On Wednesday, Aug. 29, U.S. Department of Education Chief of Staff Joanne Weiss will travel to Seoul, South Korea, where she will discuss education reform in the United States and give a keynote address at the Korean Educational Development Institute’s (KEDI) 40th Anniversary International Symposium.

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August 27, 2012

Assistant Secretary Dann-Messier to Visit Colorado, Discussing Education Reform, Jobs

Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier, who heads the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will travel to Colorado Monday and Tuesday where she will visit community colleges and a high school, holding roundtable discussions with students, educators and business representatives on the topic of education reform and jobs.

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August 27, 2012

Assistant Secretary Dann-Messier to Visit Colorado, Discussing Education Reform, Jobs

Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier, who heads the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will travel to Colorado Monday and Tuesday where she will visit community colleges and a high school, holding roundtable discussions with students, educators and business representatives on the topic of education reform and jobs.

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August 27, 2012

Assistant Secretary Dann-Messier to Visit Colorado, Discussing Education Reform, Jobs

Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier, who heads the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will travel to Colorado Monday and Tuesday where she will visit community colleges and a high school, holding roundtable discussions with students, educators and business representatives on the topic of education reform and jobs.

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August 27, 2012

Assistant Secretary Dann-Messier to Visit Colorado, Discussing Education Reform, Jobs

Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier, who heads the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will travel to Colorado Monday and Tuesday where she will visit community colleges and a high school, holding roundtable discussions with students, educators and business representatives on the topic of education reform and jobs.

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August 27, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Participates in National Summit on Educational Excellence and Opportunity for African-American Males

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will give remarks at a national summit on improving the educational outcomes of African-American males on Monday, Aug. 27, at the Department’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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August 24, 2012

Education Secretary Duncan to Discuss Cost of College During Live Web Chat with NBC Today Money

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join NBC Today Money for a live Web chat on Friday, Aug. 24, at 11 a.m. ET. Duncan will answer questions about a variety of higher education-related topics, such as student loan debt and the cost of college, as well as what the Obama Administration is doing to make higher education more affordable.

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August 24, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Visit Mid-South Community College to Discuss College Affordability and Completion

David Bergeron, acting assistant secretary for the Office of Postsecondary Education, will give remarks on Friday, Aug. 24, at the dedication of the Marion Berry Renewable Energy Center on Mid-South Community College’s North Campus in West Memphis, Ark. Bergeron will discuss the important role that community colleges play in workforce development and the U.S.

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August 22, 2012

Education Department Senior Official, William Mendoza, to Testify in Field Hearing on Securing Educational Opportunities for American Indian College Students

William Mendoza, director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education at the U.S. Department of Education, will testify at a U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) field hearing on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, in Denver, Colo., at the Old Supreme Court Chambers within the Colorado State Capitol.

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August 22, 2012

Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Travel to Baltimore to Discuss Education Reform and Efforts to Honor the Nation’s Teachers and Elevate the Teaching Profession

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will meet with approximately 850 language arts teachers from Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) at a back-to-school event to kick off the new school year at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 22, at Perry Hall High School. Joined by Maryland State Superintendent Lillian M. Lowery and BCPS Superintendent S.

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August 14, 2012

Under Secretary Martha Kanter, Rep. John Tierney, Peabody Mayor Edward Bettencourt to Discuss Education Reform and College Affordability at Town Hall Meeting

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will visit Peabody, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 14, where she will join Rep. John Tierney and Peabody Mayor Edward Bettencourt for a town hall meeting on college affordability and access.

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August 08, 2012

TODAY: Education Secretary Duncan to Discuss Flexibility from No Child Left Behind for Nevada

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will host a press call today at 5:15 p.m. ET to discuss the Obama Administration’s approval of Nevada for flexibility from key provisions of No Child Left Behind in exchange for state-developed plans to prepare all students for college and career, focus aid on the neediest students, and support effective teaching and leadership.

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August 09, 2012

Education Secretary Duncan to Highlight Administration's Initiatives to Help More Americans Afford and Complete College

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will address hundreds of higher education officials and highlight the Department’s work to help more Americans access and complete college during the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) Policy Conference in Chicago. He will deliver his remarks at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel.

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August 08, 2012

Civil Rights Assistant Secretary to Discuss Obama Administration’s Efforts to Advance Equity and Promote Reform in Education at California State Assembly Panel

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali will discuss the Obama administration’s efforts to advance equity and promote reform in education in an appearance Wednesday before the California State Assembly’s Select Committee on Boys and Men of Color.

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August 07, 2012

Deputy Secretary Tony Miller to Visit Greensboro, N.C., for Opening Day of the STEM Early College at North Carolina A&T and Address North Carolina Chamber’s Education Summit

U.S. Department of Education Deputy Secretary Tony Miller will travel to Greensboro, N.C., tomorrow, Aug. 7, to discuss the Obama Administration’s education reform initiatives as he welcomes students on the opening day of the STEM Early College at North Carolina A&T University (NC A&T).

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August 07, 2012

Deputy Secretary Tony Miller to Visit Greensboro, N.C., for Opening Day of the STEM Early College at North Carolina A&T and Address North Carolina Chamber’s Education Summit

U.S. Department of Education Deputy Secretary Tony Miller will travel to Greensboro, N.C., tomorrow, Aug. 7, to discuss the Obama Administration’s education reform initiatives as he welcomes students on the opening day of the STEM Early College at North Carolina A&T University (NC A&T).

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August 07, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary to Address Third Annual Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit

The U.S. Department of Education will host the third annual Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit Monday - Tuesday, Aug. 6 - 7, 2012, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver remarks at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7.

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August 08, 2012

Assistant Secretary to Discuss How Improving School Climate Can Help Improve Student Performance at Office of Safe and Healthy Students 2012 National Conference

Assistant Secretary of the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Deborah Delisle will give luncheon remarks at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students 2012 National Conference. The national two-day conference, “Meeting the Challenge: Building and Sustaining Capacity to Improve Conditions for Learning,” will take place Wednesday – Thursday, Aug.

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