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Arne Duncan is a popular Educationalist and is currently the CEO of the Chicago Public Schools. He is well known for bringing about school reforms. He is picked up by US President-elect Barak Obama to be the Education Secretary.

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Credly Featured in 2016 U.S. Department of Education National Education Technology Plan
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 17, 2015) - Credly is featured in the recently released 2016 U.S. Department of Education National Education Technology Plan, the flagship educational technology policy document of the United States.

Top Athletes and Coaches and Business, Evangelical, Retired Military and Law Enforcement Leaders Echo Call for Quality Preschool Through ESEA
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - January 12, 2015) - Representatives of five organizations today urged strong support for a call to ensure that the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) provides a pathway to high quality preschool for children nationwide

Delaware County Sheriff Russell Martin Makes Law and Order Case for Quality Early Learning at White House
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - December 10, 2014) - Joining a panel of guests for a White House Summit in Washington, D.C. today, Delaware County Sheriff Russell Martin made a law-and-order case for the value of early childhood education.

EMC Publishing Launches Online Learning Environment for K-12 World Language Education
EMC Publishing, a leader in print and digital education programs, today launched Passport®, an innovative and unique online environment for teaching and learning world languages in K-12. Passport® (formerly EMCL) taps into the innovative learning technologies that digital natives embrace. It is designed to increase student fluency by allowing them to fully experience the language.

Trunity Holdings Announces School District of Palm Beach County Adopts First All-Digital Textbook for Use by More Than 3000 South Florida Students
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Nation's Top Innovators and Investors Urge FCC to Take Action on Upgrading Internet Access for America's Schools
A group of 50 executives, innovators, and entrepreneurs joined the non-profit organization EducationSuperHighway today to urge the Federal Communications Commission to modernize the E-Rate program -- a move that will help advance the President's ConnectED goal to connect 99% of America's K-12 students to high-speed broadband in five years

Spelman College President to Participate in White House Initiative on Increasing College Opportunity for Low-Income and Disadvantaged Students
ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - January 16, 2014) - Spelman College President Beverly Daniel Tatum will join President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Secretary Arne Duncan and other higher education leaders on January 16 to discuss ways to increase college opportunity for low-income and disadvantaged students. The event is being streamed live at

It's a Wrap! Maker Camp Ends With Epic Field Trip to Pixar Studios
Before campers pack their tents and roll-up their virtual sleeping bags, they'll be treated to a camp "Jamboree" at the fantasy world of Pixar Studios. Maker Camp on Google+, the free, virtual summer camp for teens officially ends six weeks of DIY project programming, Friday, August 16 with a virtual field trip to Pixar at 11:00am PDT

Huntington Learning Center Attends National Alliance for Public Charter Schools at National Charter Schools Conference in Washington, DC
Executives from Huntington Learning Centers recently joined more than 4,000 educators, administrators and school leaders at the 2013 National Charter Schools Conference in Washington, DC, facilitated by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

EMC Publishing & University of Minnesota Sign Exclusive, 10-Year Agreement to Build World Language Learning Environment

Secretary of Education, NFL Commissioner, and Erin Gruwell Headline 117th Annual National PTA Convention in Cincinnati
More than 1,000 parents, teachers and students from across the country will gather at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati today to kick off the 117th National PTA Convention and Exhibition, a four-day event featuring more than 200 exhibits, some of the country's top advocates for children, and several town-hall style meetings focusing on school safety and bullying.

NCFL Announces Partnership With U.S. Department of Education to Advance Family Engagement Initiatives
The National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) and the U.S. Department of Education today announced a partnership to advance family engagement in education across the country.

National PTA and Discovery Education Join Together to Bring Anti-Bullying Focused Town Halls to Cities Across the Nation
Bullying has become an all too harsh reality for many of America's school children and one of the most pressing issues parents and educators face today. National PTA and Discovery Education are proud to stand alongside a nation of concerned families in pledging to take concrete steps toward change

National PTA Commends National Teacher of the Year
National PTA congratulates Jeff Charbonneau who was named 2013 Teacher of the Year by the Council of Chief State School Officers at a ceremony at the White House yesterday

Judicial Watch: FOIA Documents Reveal Sequestration Propaganda in HHS Letters to Governors of All 50 States

UC Irvine Unveils Open Chemistry: Online Access to Comprehensive UC Chemistry Curriculum at No Cost for Students, Self-Learners and Educators
The University of California, Irvine (UCI) today announced the launch of Open Chemistry ("UCI OpenChem"), the most comprehensive chemistry curriculum ever offered online at no cost to students, self-learners and others worldwide

National PTA: Award-Winning Student Artwork Exhibited at the U.S. Department of Education
The artwork of students from across the country today will be recognized during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the U.S. Department of Education. National PTA® and the Department of Education are hosting the event to honor the students and celebrate the opening of the art exhibit.

Faith & Public Policy Institute Launches Moral Agenda to Eradicate Poverty
The U.S. Census Bureau utilizing the 2011 Supplemental Poverty Measure reported that 49.7 million Americans or 16% of the population (28% Hispanic, 26% Black, 17% Asian, and 14% White) now live below the poverty line, annual income of $22, 811 for a family of four as a result of the unemployment rate, house devaluations, and unprecedented foreclosures during the Great Recession

Policymakers, K-12 School Leaders Must Address Technology Needs for College and Career Ready Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Today, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) released guidance for policymakers and K-12 school leaders on school technology readiness needs for college and career ready teaching, learning and assessment.

Capital City Public Charter School to Hold Grand Opening of State-of-the-Art Ward 4 Facility -- the Product of $24 Million in Renovations
On October 10, 2012, Capital City Public Charter School will celebrate the grand opening of its new home located at 100 Peabody Street, NW, in Ward 4. Capital City relocated from two sites in Columbia Heights in Ward 1 to start the school year at the now-modernized facility commonly known as the Louis Charles Rabaut School.

Public Media to Launch First-Ever AMERICAN GRADUATE DAY on September 22, 2012

White House Announces Search for PTA Champions of Change
National PTA®, in partnership with the White House and U.S. Department of Education, announced at its 116th Annual Convention and Exhibition an unprecedented opportunity to recognize extraordinary PTA volunteers.

Chartwells School Dining Services Sponsors Cooking up Change Healthy Cooking Contest
This week in our nation's capital, Chartwells School Dining Services, participated as a platinum sponsor and a judge in the annual National Cooking up Change® healthy cooking contest

Champions of Child Advocacy at National PTA Legislative Conference
Hundreds of child advocates from across the country gathered last week in Washington, DC to train and advocate on behalf our nation's children, as well as to meet with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and listen about the Department's latest efforts. Last week's activities were all part of National PTA's® Legislative Conference.

National PTA: Nation's Parents Take to Capitol Hill in Fight for Education Reform
Hundreds of parent leaders representing their respective U.S. states will gather in Washington, DC to train and advocate on behalf our nation's children with members of Congress this week. In addition, U.S

U.S. Secretary of Education to Keynote National PTA Legislative Conference
National PTA® announced recently that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will keynote the association's National Legislative Conference (March 7 - 8) taking place at the Doubletree Hotel Crystal City - National Airport (300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA). Details are below:

Highlights From National PTA Reflections Art Exhibit Opening at U.S. Department of Education
National PTA® and the U.S. Department of Education honored students on Friday, January 13th for their award-winning artwork from PTA's Reflections Program. A ribbon-cutting ceremony held at the Department's headquarters in Washington, D.C. officially marked the opening of the exhibit which features student artwork from the 2010-2011 Reflections Program, themed "Together we can..."

Judicial Watch Obtains Documents Revealing Cost of Barack and Michelle Obama's Failed Bid to Bring 2016 Olympics to Chicago
Judicial Watch, the organization that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it has obtained records detailing costs associated with a trip made by President and Mrs. Obama and key members of the administration to Copenhagen, Denmark, for the expressed purpose of securing the 2016 Olympics for the city of Chicago

Award-Winning Student Artwork Exhibited at the U.S. Department of Education
National PTA® and the U.S. Department of Education will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, January 13th celebrating the opening of an arts exhibit featuring award-winning artwork from dozens of students nationwide. The ceremony commences at noon at the Department's headquarters (LBJ Education Building) in Washington, D.C.

SETDA Leadership Summit Features U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Marks a Decade of State Educational Technology Leadership
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan led a team of staff from the Department of Education, Department of Defense and White House to the 2011 State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) Leadership Summit, "Leveraging Technology for Learning" to announce the launch of the Learning Registry

Media Advisory: National Policy Leaders to Make Recommendations on Boosting Academic, Economic Success for High-Risk Youth
U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan will deliver the keynote remarks at the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) fifth annual National Thought Leader Event.

Independent Evaluation Documents Positive Results for Trenton Students and Families
New Jersey After 3, a statewide network of afterschool programs, was selected by Trenton Public Schools to implement its research-based model of afterschool programming in all 21 Trenton public schools. This unique initiative, "The Trenton Afterschool Partnership" (TAP), launched in September 2009 for the 2009-2010 school year

NFTE Brings Washington's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and National Leaders Together to Seed a New Generation of Locally-Grown Entrepreneurs
On Wednesday, April 27, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE DC Region), an organization which inspires young people to succeed in school and in life by seizing educational opportunities and starting their own businesses, will hold its 2011 Dare to Dream Gala -- DC's biggest networking events that supports youth entrepreneurship

3 in 10 Americans Are Worried Their Children Will Drop Out of School
When schools improve, communities improve. That is a primary finding in a report by United Way Worldwide, the nation's largest, privately-funded nonprofit. "Voices for the Common Good: America Speaks Out on Education" will be presented today at a National Education Town Hall in Washington, DC

Media Advisory: United Way Worldwide to Host National Education Town Hall Moderated by CNN's Soledad O'Brien
WHAT: United Way Worldwide will host a National Education Town Hall and unveil "Voices for the Common Good: America Speaks out on Education," a report of collective findings from a listening tour of communities across the country, focus groups and a national survey on the U.S. education system

Obama back to basketball - this time as a spectator
US President Barrack Obama is back to basketball, but this time, only as a spectator.

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