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August 11, 2010

Civil Rights Assistant Secretary to Participate in Education Roundtable Hosted by Ebony Magazine, University of Chicago Urban Education Institute

Russlynn Ali, assistant secretary for the office for civil rights at the U.S. Department of Education, will participate in “Public Schools: Private Innovations,” an education roundtable in Chicago today, Wednesday, Aug. 11. The roundtable, moderated by MSNBC Anchor Tamron Hall, is co-hosted by Johnson Publishing Company, Inc. and the University of Chicago’s Urban Education Institute.

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August 11, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Official to Visit Arise Academy Charter High School, Host Student Discussion on Staying in School

Alberto Retana, U.S. Department of Education’s director of community outreach, will visit Philadelphia from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 11, to meet with staff and students at Arise Academy Charter High School, 1101 Ludlow St.

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August 11, 2010

John Wilson, Executive Director, White House Initiative on HBCUs to Host Town Hall Meeting at Paul Quinn College in Dallas

John Wilson, executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), will host a town hall meeting for some 200 students, faculty, administrators, and community members at Paul Quinn College on Wed., Aug. 11 at 7:00 p.m. He will be joined by Michael Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College.

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August 10, 2010

Press Conference Call with Secretary Duncan 4 P.M. Today to Discuss $10 Billion Education Jobs Fund Being Considered by Congress Today

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will hold a press conference call with reporters at 4 P.M. ET TODAY to discuss the $10 billion education jobs fund estimated to support 160,000 education jobs nationwide.

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August 10, 2010

Assistant Deputy Secretary Kevin Jennings to Participate in 2010 Summer Nurse Institute

Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will discuss the role of school nurses in keeping schools safe and helping students grow both personally and academically at the 2010 Summer Nurse Institute. He will give remarks at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug.

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August 09, 2010

Press Conference Call with Secretary Duncan 2 P.M. Today to Preview President Obama's Speech on Higher Education, Discuss Agenda's Impact on Hispanic Community

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will hold a press conference call with reporters at 2 p.m. ET TODAY to preview President Obama’s speech on higher education and discuss the higher education agenda’s impact on the Hispanic community. Duncan will be joined on the call by the Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, Juan Sepulveda.

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August 11, 2010

U.S. Education Secretary to Keynote Department's First-Ever Bullying Summit

When children feel threatened, they cannot learn—that’s the message U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will deliver at the Department’s first-ever bullying summit to be held Wednesday-Thursday, Aug. 11-12, at the Washington Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.

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August 06, 2010

Press Conference Call with Secretary Duncan 1 p.m. Friday on $650 Million Investing in Innovation (i3) Grants

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will hold a press conference call with reporters at 1 p.m. ET Friday to discuss the $650 million in grants that the Education Department is awarding through the Investing in Innovation (i3) program.

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August 05, 2010

Assistant Deputy Secretary to Participate in a Tribal Listening and Learning Event in North Carolina

Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will discuss the Department's commitment to improving educational opportunities and resources for Native students at an all-day Tribal Leader Listening and Learning session, beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday, August 5, in Pembroke, North Carolina.

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August 03, 2010

Administration Officials, Members of Congress and Musical Artist Join Education Secretary Arne Duncan for Last of the Let’s Read. Let’s Move. Summer Enrichment Series

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will be joined by U.S. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, U.S. Rep. James P. Moran, National Endowment for the Arts CEO Rocco Landesman, Corporation for National and Community Service CEO Patrick Corvington, and musical artist Cat Power on Tuesday, August 3 at noon for the last event of the Department of Education’s Let’s Read. Let’s Move.

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