April 12, 2011Senior Department Official to Give Keynote Address at National Council Of State Agencies for the Blind Conference
Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) Commissioner Lynnae Ruttledge will give the keynote address at the 2011 spring conference of the National Council of State Agencies for the Blind (NCSAB) at 1:15 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 13, in Bethesda, Md. Rutledge will focus her remarks on RSA's current initiatives and will provide an update on the Workforce Investment Act legislation.
April 12, 2011Education Department Senior Official to Discuss State of STEM Education at Institute for Competitive Workforce Panel
Michael Lach, special assistant for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, will discuss the state of STEM education and its importance to the economy during a panel organized by the Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW), a non-profit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, at 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13.
April 11, 2011Office for Civil Rights Assistant Secretary Russlynn Ali to Speak at College Board’s Annual Conference on the Future of African American Education
U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali will deliver remarks at the College Board’s annual conference at 8 a.m. ET on Tuesday, April 12, in Philadelphia, Pa.
April 11, 2011Under Secretary Kanter to Participate in Panel Discussion at Swiss Embassy on Education and Training
U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will participate in a panel discussion about education and training in a changing world at 4:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 12, at the Swiss Embassy in Washington, D.C. Other panelists include Dr. Stefan C.
April 11, 2011Assistant Deputy Secretary Kevin Jennings to Discuss Importance of Parental Involvement in Creating Safe Schools at the Peal Center Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will discuss the importance of parental involvement in creating safe schools at the fifth annual Parent Education & Advocacy Leadership (PEAL) Conference Tuesday, April 12, in Pittsburgh, Pa.
April 11, 2011Civil Rights Assistant Secretary to Participate in Aspen Institute's Symposium on the State of Race in America
Russlynn Ali, assistant secretary for the Office for Civil Rights, will participate in a panel discussion entitled, "Institutional Factors: School, Work, Prison," at the Aspen Institute's Symposium on the State of Race in America Monday in Washington.
April 11, 2011U.S. Education Secretary to Address Parenting Magazine’s Mom Congress on the Importance of Family Engagement in Education
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will address the crucial role that parents play in their children’s education at Parenting Magazine’s second annual Mom Congress on Education and Learning conference at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He will give remarks at 8 a.m.
April 8, 2011
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that eleven states will receive funding to turn around their persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.
April 8, 2011White House, Department of Education Announce 2011 Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge Finalists
WASHINGTON – Today, the White House and the U.S. Department of Education announced the six high schools selected as finalists for this year’s Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge. As part of the next step of the Commencement Challenge, the Get Schooled Foundation will now work with each school to produce a video for the online voting portion of the challenge.
April 7, 2011U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to visit New Orleans, Give Remarks at the Education Writers Association’s National Seminar and Hold Events
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit New Orleans on Friday, April 8 to deliver keynote remarks at the Education Writers Association National Seminar.