December 2013

  • December 6, 2013
    Good evening, everyone. Thank you, Doug, for the warm welcome, and for all your hard work and leadership at ACTE. I also want to recognize our UFT colleagues in the room, for your tireless efforts on behalf of students. For almost a century, this organization and its partners have done...
  • December 6, 2013
    I'm pleased to be back at the FSA conference. And I'm excited to speak to you today for two reasons. First, I want to celebrate the critically important but too often unrecognized work that financial aid officers do every day throughout our country. And second, I want to encourage financial...
  • December 3, 2013
    Thank you, Mr. Secretary General, and thank you, Governor Wise, for your comments and for joining the release of the 2012 PISA results today. In a number of important respects, the United States has made educational progress since the 2009 PISA. Our high school graduation rate has risen to...