March 2013

March 28, 2013

Under Secretary Martha Kanter to Discuss Strategies for Educating the 21st Century Student at ED’s Higher Education Program Directors Meeting

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will give the keynote address at the 2013 Higher Education Programs (HEP) Annual Project Directors Meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 28, in Washington, D.C.

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March 27, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Officials to Visit Kentucky to Learn How Race to the Top Grants are Helping to Make a Difference in Rural Schools

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach John White will learn how the U.S. Department of Education's Race to the Top grant program is making a difference in rural schools in Kentucky during his visit on Wednesday, March 27.

March 27, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Officials to Visit Kentucky to Learn How Race to the Top Grants are Helping to Make a Difference in Rural Schools

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach John White will learn how the U.S. Department of Education's Race to the Top grant program is making a difference in rural schools in Kentucky during his visit on Wednesday, March 27.

March 27, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Officials to Visit Kentucky to Learn How Race to the Top Grants are Helping to Make a Difference in Rural Schools

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach John White will learn how the U.S. Department of Education's Race to the Top grant program is making a difference in rural schools in Kentucky during his visit on Wednesday, March 27.

March 27, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Officials to Visit Kentucky to Learn How Race to the Top Grants are Helping to Make a Difference in Rural Schools

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach John White will learn how the U.S. Department of Education's Race to the Top grant program is making a difference in rural schools in Kentucky during his visit on Wednesday, March 27.

March 25, 2013

Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier to Hold Roundtable at Delgado Community College and Address the Commission on Adult Basic Education Conference in New Orleans

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education Brenda Dann-Messier will tour Delgado Community College, City Park Campus, and hold a roundtable discussion on Monday, March 25, beginning at 10 a.m. CT in New Orleans. On Tuesday, March 26, Dann Messier will deliver remarks at the Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE) Conference at 8 a.m.

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March 25, 2013

Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier to Hold Roundtable at Delgado Community College and Address the Commission on Adult Basic Education Conference in New Orleans

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education Brenda Dann-Messier will tour Delgado Community College, City Park Campus, and hold a roundtable discussion on Monday, March 25, beginning at 10 a.m. CT in New Orleans. On Tuesday, March 26, Dann Messier will deliver remarks at the Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE) Conference at 8 a.m.

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March 21, 2013

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Hold NCAA March Madness Press Call

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will hold a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) March Madness press call on Thursday, March 21, to discuss the need to strike a healthier balance between academics and athletics in college sports.

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March 20, 2013

Deputy Assistant Secretary John White to Discuss Importance of College and Career Training at YouthBuild USA’s 25th Annual Conference

The U.S. Department of Education’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach, John White, will discuss rural education and efforts to turn around low performing schools in rural areas at YouthBuild USA’s 25th annual Conference of Young Leaders (CoYL) on Wednesday, March 20, at 11 a.m. ET at the DoubleTree by Hilton Crystal City in Arlington, Va.

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March 20, 2013

Senior Department Official David Bergeron to Participate in Briefing on New Report: The Changing Teacher Preparation Profession

David Bergeron, ED's acting assistant secretary for Postsecondary Education, will make brief remarks and participate on a panel at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) briefing on their new report, The Changing Teacher Preparation Profession: A Report from AACTE's Professional Education Data System, at 9:30 a.m.

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March 20, 2013

Secretary Arne Duncan to Address the National Lieutenant Governors Association Federal-State Relations Meeting Wednesday

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give remarks at the National Lieutenant Governors Association Federal-State Relations Meeting on Wednesday, March 20, at 10 a.m. at the Westin City Center in Washington, D.C. Secretary Duncan will highlight the importance of college access, affordability and completion.

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March 20, 2013

Assistant Secretary Deb Delisle to Testify Before House Appropriations Subcommittee on Children's Mental Health

U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary Deb Delisle will testify Wednesday, March 20, before the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies at an oversight hearing on children’s mental health needs. She will discuss the Department’s efforts to improve mental health supports for students.

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March 19, 2013

Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Address U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Legislative Summit

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will be the opening speaker at the plenary session, "America's Greatest Investment: Educating the Future," at the 23rd Annual Legislative Summit of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19, in Washington, D.C.

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March 19, 2013

Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Address U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Legislative Summit

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will be the opening speaker at the plenary session, "America's Greatest Investment: Educating the Future," at the 23rd Annual Legislative Summit of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19, in Washington, D.C.

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March 19, 2013

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Address Council of Chief State School Officers’ Legislative Conference

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give remarks at the Council of Chief State School Officers’ Legislative Conference on Tuesday, March 19, at 11 a.m. at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center. He will focus on options for state flexibility in administering education programs, the potential impact of sequestration, and second-term Administration priorities.

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March 15, 2013

Senior Official to Discuss Importance of Community Involvement in Education Reform at Chesterfield County Public Schools’ Annual Business and Community Appreciation Breakfast

Brenda Girton-Mitchell, director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, will keynote Chesterfield County Public Schools’ annual Business and Community Appreciation Breakfast on Friday, March 15, in Richmond, Va.

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March 15, 2013

Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier to Give Remarks at Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Regent’s Meeting

Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education Brenda Dann-Messier will visit Versailles, Ky., Friday to discuss community colleges and adult education during the Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Regent’s Meeting. At 8:30 a.m.

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March 14, 2013

U.S. Assistant Education Secretary Deb Delisle to Address Technology Literacy Conference in South Carolina

Deb Delisle, U.S. assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education, will deliver remarks at the Technology Literacy Conference on Thursday, March 14, at 3 p.m. at the Sea Mist Resort and Conference Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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March 13, 2013

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Assistant Secretary Deb Delisle to Address National PTA Legislative Conference

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will address the National PTA’s Annual Legislative Conference tomorrow morning at the Crystal Gateway Marriott  in Crystal City, Va. He will discuss second-term priorities and the effects of sequestration on parents and families, followed by a Q & A session.

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March 13, 2013

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Assistant Secretary Deb Delisle to Address National PTA Legislative Conference

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will address the National PTA’s Annual Legislative Conference tomorrow morning at the Crystal Gateway Marriott  in Crystal City, Va. He will discuss second-term priorities and the effects of sequestration on parents and families, followed by a Q & A session.

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March 10, 2013

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Address Council of the Great City Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will address the Annual Legislative/Policy Conference of the Council of the Great City Schools Sunday in Washington, D.C.

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March 08, 2013

U.S. Assistant Education Secretary Carmel Martin to Serve as Panelist at National Institute for Excellence in Teaching Conference

Carmel Martin, assistant secretary for the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, will serve as a panelist for a discussion on “State Education Reform and the Role of the Teacher Effectiveness” at the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching’s (NIET) annual conference on Friday, March 8 in National Harbor, Md.

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March 06, 2013

Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier to Give Keynote Remarks at Association for Career and Technical Education National Policy Seminar

Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education Brenda Dann-Messier will keynote the closing session of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) National Policy Seminar on Wednesday, March 6, in Arlington, Va. Dann-Messier will focus on the joint commitment and work of the U.S.

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March 05, 2013

Senior Department of Education Officials to give Presentations at Annual SXSWedu Conference

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will give a keynote presentation on Thursday, March 7, and Richard Culatta, acting director of the Office of Education Technology and Michael Robbins, senior advisor for nonprofit partnerships, will deliver remarks on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 5-6, respectively, at the annual South by Southwestedu (SXSWedu)

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March 05, 2013

Senior Department of Education Officials to give Presentations at Annual SXSWedu Conference

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will give a keynote presentation on Thursday, March 7, and Richard Culatta, acting director of the Office of Education Technology and Michael Robbins, senior advisor for nonprofit partnerships, will deliver remarks on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 5-6, respectively, at the annual South by Southwestedu (SXSWedu)

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March 05, 2013

Senior Department of Education Officials to give Presentations at Annual SXSWedu Conference

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will give a keynote presentation on Thursday, March 7, and Richard Culatta, acting director of the Office of Education Technology and Michael Robbins, senior advisor for nonprofit partnerships, will deliver remarks on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 5-6, respectively, at the annual South by Southwestedu (SXSWedu)

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March 05, 2013

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Address Washington Post's Children and Families Summit 2013

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver remarks and take questions at the Washington Post's Children & Families Summit 2013 Tuesday in Washington.

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March 04, 2013

Education Secretary Duncan Joins Leaders from Districts Heavily Impacted by Sequestration to Highlight Consequences of Cuts

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join leaders from districts across the country on Monday to discuss the impact of sequestration and the consequences for schools and students.

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March 04, 2013

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Host Student Town Hall in Boston on Immigration Reform

EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to sequestration-related events, Secretary Duncan is unable to travel to Boston on Monday, and the student town hall with Mayor Menino and press availability detailed below have been canceled.

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