December 16, 2010
In response to requests for assistance from state and local officials across the country following a rash of bullying-related suicides, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today distributed a memo to state leaders outlining key components of strong state bullying laws and policies.
December 16, 2010Executive Director of White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities to Give Commencement Address at University of Maryland Eastern Shore
John Silvanus Wilson, Jr. executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will be the speaker at the winter commencement at the University of Maryland’s Eastern Shore campus at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 17.
December 16, 2010Under Secretary to Celebrate Students', School's Success as Broward College Awards Bachelor's Degrees for First Time
Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will celebrate new graduates as she delivers the commencement address at Broward College on Friday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. The ceremony is a special one for the school: In addition to celebrating its 50th anniversary, it also will be awarding baccalaureate degrees for the first time.
December 16, 2010Education in Indian Country: Prepared Remarks of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at Town Hall/Listening Session with Tribal Officials
(Speaker deviated from prepared remarks)
I'd like to extend a special welcome to the many tribal officials here today who have made the long trip to Washington- – it's an honor to have you here as we get ready for tomorrow's White House Tribal Nations Conference.
December 15, 2010U.S. Department of Education and Partners to Convene World’s Education Leaders for Summit on Teaching Profession in March 2011
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will join leaders from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Education International (EI), together with the National Education Association (NEA), the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), the Asia Society and public broadcaster WNET, to host an International Summit on t
December 15, 2010Assistant Deputy Secretary Kevin Jennings to Address Joint Meeting on Adolescent Treatment Effectiveness (JMATE) in Baltimore
Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, will address JMATE’s plenary session at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16, at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel. He will discuss efforts by the Education Department and federal government to reach out to youth currently in recovery.
December 14, 2010
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will address a town hall listening session with tribal officials Wednesday in Washington. The session, being held in advance of the White House Tribal Nations Conference on Thursday, is intended to give tribal officials an opportunity to engage in dialogue with the department's senior staff on improving American Indian and Alaska Native education.
December 13, 2010U.S. Secretary of Education Announces New Board Members for Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
Education Secretary Arne Duncan today announced 13 new National Board members for the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), a unit within the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education.
December 10, 2010
The Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Task Force announced today that it will begin accepting submissions from the public of field-based practices to combat bullying.
December 10, 2010White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Hosts Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Research and Data Convening
Today, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders kicks off its Research and Data Convening at George Washington University in Washington, DC.