It's great to be at the TIME Summit on Higher Education with such a distinguished group of leaders. All of you have thought long and hard about the future of higher education. And I'll try to be brief before we turn to the panel discussion.
This is a great day and an important moment for education leaders who want to take civic learning to greater heights and expand its impact. And it is an important day for all of us who care about nurturing a vibrant democracy.
Thank you, Jermaine--and my thanks to the Student Government Association and to all of the class of 2011 for having me here today.
First things first--let me just say how disappointed Secretary Duncan was that he couldn't make the trip today. But he asked me to convey his praise and pride for the hard work that brought you to this graduation day and earning your degree.
The U.S. Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities (AIM Commission) will meet Tuesday and Wednesday at Ohio State University in Columbus. A public hearing is set for Wednesday evening aimed at gathering experiences by students with disabilities on obtaining instructional materials in the postsecondary environment.
The U.S. Education Department will convene four community college regional summits in the next two months to identify promising practices for increasing completion at community colleges, Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced today.
Under Secretary of Education to Address Civic Engagement, 2020 Completion Goal at MDCC Presidents Convening
Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will speak at the Maryland Campus Compact (MDCC) 2010 Presidents Convening in Owing Mills, Md., on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 12:40 p.m.
Tomorrow, I have the pleasure of speaking at the National Hispanic Education Summit held by the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents, or ALAS. I spoke at their summit last year, and I’m excited to be able to return on behalf of the Department to spend time with this passionate group of leaders!
To give you a quick preview of my remarks, I want to share this short video, put together by the Department, which profiles a young woman named Samantha Hernandez. Her story demonstrates that college is a very real and attainable dream for our Latino students, and all of our students.