June 2013

  • June 27, 2013
    Thank you, Governor Sandoval. It's great to be here with my colleague and good friend, Secretary Sebelius, to talk about early learning. Before I begin, let me give a quick shout out to Gov. Sandoval. His recent budget provides an additional $40 million for an expansion of all-day kindergarten...
  • June 25, 2013
    Thank you, Clark. The work you are doing to help the next generation become more sophisticated in understanding the news is absolutely vital. To have full power over their lives, young people must understand the world they live in. They have to read, they have to follow the news, and they have to...
  • June 17, 2013
    I’m so pleased to be here on Father’s Day with your wonderful Chancellor, Kaya Henderson, Principal Pinder, Mr. Saunders, McKinley staff, families and friends. And a special congratulations to the fantastic McKinley Tech High School Graduating Class of 2013! I love the opportunity...
  • June 12, 2013
    Thank you so much, Michael, for that kind introduction. And I always love following Jennifer Lopez. I'm going to talk to you about some really sexy topics like academic learning standards and fiber-optic cable installation. But I promise you—and I hope—it'll be a lot more exciting...
  • June 7, 2013
    Thank you, President Rodríguez, and good afternoon everyone. Thanks for welcoming me to Caiman Country, and for gracing me with an honorary degree. Now, you know the real way to my heart is to make me honorary captain of the basketball team! This is truly a first in my career as Secretary of...
  • June 1, 2013
    Thank you so much, President Fowler, for that kind introduction. It's such a pleasure to join you today to do something that should happen much more often in education—and that is to celebrate success. I can't tell you how honored I am to have this opportunity to speak with you, and to...