February 2014

February 28, 2014

Assistant Education Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier to Discuss Adult Literacy and Basic Skills at the Literacy Engagement Event in Cleveland

Brenda Dann-Messier, U.S. assistant secretary for the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, will be the featured speaker at The Literacy Engagement Event on Friday, Feb. 28 in Cleveland.

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February 27, 2014

Department of Education's Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics to Participate in Community Conversations in Salt Lake City

The Rev. Brenda Girton-Mitchell, director of the Education Department's Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, along with the center’s senior advisor Ken Bedell and Robert Gomez, an official with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, will participate in a series of community conversations Thursday in Salt Lake City.

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February 27, 2014

Office of Education Technology Director Richard Culatta to Participate on New America Foundation’s Panel: Connected Communities in an Age of Digital Learning

Richard Culatta, director of the U.S. Education Department’s office of education technology, will be a panelist at New America Foundation’s forum: Connected Communities in an Age of Digital Learning, at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, in Washington, D.C.

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February 26, 2014

Director of Educational Technology to Participate in Online Discussion about Digital Learning

Richard Culatta, director of the Office of Educational Technology (OET), will participate in an online discussion about digital learning tomorrow at 1 p.m. He will discuss open resources and personalized learning as part of an online session focusing on ways K-12 youth can access and use Smithsonian resources.

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February 26, 2014

Deputy Director of White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities to Participate in Event that Focuses on Academic Success of African American Males

Deputy Director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Ivory Toldson will attend an event—“HBCUs 2020: Plotting the Path through HBCUs for African American Males”—on Wednesday, Feb. 26, in Charlotte, N.C.

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February 26, 2014

Secretary Arne Duncan to visit Wheatley Education Campus for Discovery Education’s “Future@Now: Roadmap to the Digital Transition

Secretary Duncan will visit Wheatley Education Campus in Washington, D.C. tomorrow for Discovery Education’s “Future@Now: Roadmap to the Digital Transition” event—a livestreamed visit to a digital classroom—as part of the White House’s “Of the People” webinar series.

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February 25, 2014

Senior Department Officials to Address President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Huntsville, Ala.

Several senior U.S. Education Department officials will participate in the meeting of the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities on Tuesday, Feb. 25, in Huntsville, Ala.

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February 23, 2014

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Address Education and Workforce Committee at NGA's Winter Meeting

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will participate in the Education and Workforce Committee session, "Supporting Governors' Innovation in Early Childhood Education," at the National Governors Association's (NGA) Winter Meeting on Sunday, Feb.

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February 24, 2014

Secretary Arne Duncan to Address Common Sense Media's School Privacy Zone Summit

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will address Common Sense Media's School Privacy Zone Summit Monday in Washington. The summit will bring together more than 100 key stakeholders for a national conversation about respecting and safeguarding student privacy while leveraging technology to improve learning opportunities.

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February 24, 2014

Acting Under Secretary Jamienne Studley to Give Opening Remarks at Second Negotiated Rulemaking Session on Violence Against Women Act

Acting Under Secretary Jamienne Studley will deliver opening remarks at the second of three negotiated rulemaking sessions being convened by the U.S. Department of Education to focus on implementing the parts of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), signed by President Obama last March, that amend the Clery Act.

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February 24, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Discuss College Access and Completion at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona

Kenneth Bedell, senior policy advisor in the Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, will participate in a roundtable with college officials and members of faith-based organizations on Monday, Feb. 24, at Pima Community College in Tucson, Ariz.

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February 22, 2014

Acting Deputy Secretary of Education to Deliver Keynote Remarks at EdSurge Tech for Schools Summit in Baltimore

Acting Deputy Secretary of Education Jim Shelton will deliver the keynote address at the EdSurge Tech for Schools Summit on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore.

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February 14, 2014

Secretary Arne Duncan to Deliver Keynote Remarks at 2014 East Coast Asian American Student Union Conference in Washington D.C.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver keynote remarks and talk with students at the East Coast Asian American Student Union's (ECAASU) 2014 Conference on Friday, Feb. 21 at 7:35 p.m. at George Washington University, Smith Center in Washington, D.C.

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February 20, 2014

White House Initiative on HBCU’s Executive Director George Cooper to Give Keynote Address at the University of the District of Columbia’s Founder’s Day Convocation

George Cooper, the executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), will give the keynote address at UDC’s Founder's Day Convocation and Awards Program on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 10 a.m., in Washington, D.C.

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February 20, 2014

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education Deb Delisle to Give Remarks at National Association of School Psychologists 2014 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education Deb Delisle will give remarks at the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Annual Conference on Feb. 20 in Washington, D.C.

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February 19, 2014

Acting Under Secretary Jamienne Studley to Give Opening Remarks at the Initial Negotiated Rulemaking Session on Program Integrity and Improvement

Acting Under Secretary Jamienne Studley will give opening remarks at the first of three negotiated rulemaking sessions being convened by the U.S. Department of Education, which will focus on Program Integrity and Improvement.

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February 19, 2014

White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans to Host Discussion on Reducing Disparities and Promoting Positive School Discipline to Ensure Educational Excellence for African Americans

As part of African American History Month, the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans will host a discussion Wednesday at the Education Department in Washington on, "Reducing Disparities and Promoting Positive School Discipline to Ensure Educational Excellence for African Americans."

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February 19, 2014

Department of Education's Senior Advisor in the Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Center to Deliver Remarks at the 2014 Gulen Institute Conference

Ken Bedell, senior advisor in the Education Department's Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Center, will deliver remarks at the 2014 Gulen Institute Conference on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the University of Houston.

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February 13, 2014

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans Launches Summit Series in 2014 on Improving Education for African American Children and Youth

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans (WHIEEAA) will hold the first of four upcoming summits on improving learning and development for African American children and youth at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga., on Thurs.-Fri., Feb. 13-14.

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February 13, 2014

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans Launches Summit Series in 2014 on Improving Education for African American Children and Youth

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans (WHIEEAA) will hold the first of four upcoming summits on improving learning and development for African American children and youth at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga., on Thurs.-Fri., Feb. 13-14.

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February 11, 2014

U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights to Present Outreach Sessions in Farmington, Ark., on Students with Diabetes

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights-Dallas Office will conduct free technical assistance presentations on Tuesday, Feb. 11 concerning students with diabetes who attend public elementary and secondary schools in Arkansas. The presentations will take place at the Northwest Education Service Cooperative, located at 4 North Double Springs Rd., in Farmington, Ark.

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February 11, 2014

U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights to Present Outreach Sessions in Farmington, Ark., on Students with Diabetes

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights-Dallas Office will conduct free technical assistance presentations on Tuesday, Feb. 11 concerning students with diabetes who attend public elementary and secondary schools in Arkansas. The presentations will take place at the Northwest Education Service Cooperative, located at 4 North Double Springs Rd., in Farmington, Ark.

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February 09, 2014

U.S. Assistant Education Secretary Deb Delisle to Discuss 2014 Education Priorities at the Illinois Association for Gifted Children Past President's Reception

U.S. Assistant Education Secretary Deb Delisle will address the Past President's Reception at the 19th Annual Illinois Association for Gifted Children Convention in Naperville, Ill., on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 5 p.m. Delisle will deliver informal remarks highlighting the Department's 2014 education priorities.

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February 10, 2014

Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Visit DC Scholars Stanton Elementary to Highlight School Turnaround Efforts and Partnerships to Improve Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan; District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray; District of Columbia Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson; State Superintendent of Education Jesus Aguirre; and Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), will visit and tour DC Scholars Stanton Elementary on Monday, Feb. 10.

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February 06, 2014

U.S. Department of Education’s National Center For Education Statistics (NCES) to Host Technical Symposium on College Ratings System

As part of the U.S. Department of Education’s ongoing outreach to higher education stakeholders in developing a college ratings system, the Department will seek feedback from national experts at a technical symposium on Thursday, Feb. 6.

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February 04, 2014

Acting Deputy Secretary Jim Shelton to Address New York State School Boards Association at Congressional Breakfast

Acting Deputy Secretary of Education Jim Shelton will give remarks and participate in a question and answer session at the New York State School Boards Association’s Congressional Breakfast on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 8 a.m. ET, in Washington, D.C.

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