December 7, 2010Education Secretary Arne Duncan Issues Statement on the Results of the Program for International Student Assessment
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement on the 2009 results of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development:
December 7, 2010
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will address the CIA Foreign Language Summit Wednesday at the Marriott Inn & Conference Center, University of Maryland University College in Hyattsville, Md. More than 300 foreign language educators are expected.
December 7, 2010Assistant Deputy Secretary Shelton to Engage in Discussion of College Readiness Strategies during Keynote Remarks
Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will deliver keynote remarks at a college readiness conference on Wednesday, Dec. 8, entitled, “Building Better Students: Preparation for Life after High School.” The event is co-sponsored by Educational Testing Service (ETS), College Board and the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
December 6, 2010Department Awards Nearly $50,000 to Help Marin County School Community Recover From Tragic Events Involving Students
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools has awarded the Marin County Office of Education in San Rafael, Calif.
December 6, 2010Assistant Deputy Secretary Kevin Jennings to Give Keynote Remarks at "Strengthening Connections: Weaving a Network of Support" Conference
Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will give keynote remarks at the “Strengthening Connections: Weaving a Network of Support” conference on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at the Hospitality House in Fredericksburg, Va.
December 6, 2010Education Secretary to Participate in Discussion About Common Attributes of High-Performing School Systems Worldwide
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will engage in a conversation with several leaders in education during the presentation of the McKinsey Global Education Study on School System Transformation on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at noon. The conversation will focus on the implications in the report for American schools and ideas for attaining greater success in classrooms across the nation.
December 6, 2010U.S. Secretary of Education to Discuss Student Progress During Presentation of International Assessment Results
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join officials from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in presenting the latest results from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which is a comprehensive study that compares student performance internationally, at the Newseum on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010.
December 3, 2010Department Senior Official to Discuss National Educational Technology Plan at TIES 2010 Education Technology Conference in Minneapolis
The U.S. Department of Education's Karen Cator will discuss the National Educational Technology Plan and how technology is shaping the future of education in America during the TIES 2010 Education Technology conference in Minneapolis on Monday, Dec. 6 at 2:15 p.m.
December 2, 2010
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today issued the following statement on congressional passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which will reauthorize federal school meals programs:
December 2, 2010U.S. Department of Education Senior Officials to Participate in the NAACP Education Summit in Raleigh
U.S. Department of Education officials, John Silvanus Wilson, Jr., executive director, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Alberto Retana, director of Community Outreach, will participate in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s (NAACP) education summit in Raleigh, Dec. 2-4.