People are starting to wonder what if any results are going to be achieved from Race To The Top, and so the EdSec is headed off on Monday to Tennessee ($500M) to have a look around. (There's a separate team going to OH to check out its RTTT implementation efforts.) Can't wait until the House education committee starts looking at RTTT results, either. Then it's back to Washington for a LBGT summit and some budget and gainful employment hearings. See below for details. You spot him anywhere else, you let us know in comments on on twitter at @alexanderrusso. Extra points for photographs.
PUBLIC SCHEDULE OF U.S. EDUCATION SECRETARY ARNE DUNCAN
THE WEEK AHEAD: Monday, June 6, through Friday, June 10
(Information/Schedule Subject to Change)
Monday, June 6
The Secretary will highlight reform efforts in Tennessee during a Race to the Top (RTT) Forum at West High School in Knoxville. He will be joined by Gov. Bill Haslam, Commissioner Kevin Huffman, and Superintendent Jim McIntyre. Tennessee won a $500 million grant in the first phase of the Department’s RTT competition to implement comprehensive, coherent, statewide education reform. West High School, 3300 Sutherland Avenue, Knoxville, Tenn. A media avail will be held at 2:45 p.m.
Tuesday, June 7
The Secretary will deliver keynote remarks at the federal government’s first ever Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Youth Summit, hosted by the Department of Education. In his remarks, the Secretary will address the Department’s and the federal government’s initiatives to protect LGBT youth from bullying and harassment in America’s schools. Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.
The Secretary will testify on the Department’s higher education regulations before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. The hearings will examine the financial outcomes of students at for-profit colleges. Dirksen Senate Building, Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, N.E., Room SD 430, Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, June 8
The Secretary will testify on the Department’s FY2012 budget before the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations. He will address a range of issues in the Department’s budget request, including sustaining the reform momentum, supporting and recruiting great teachers and school leaders, college completion, and supporting at-risk students and adults. Dirksen Senate Building, Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, N.E., Room SD124, Washington, D.C.
Thursday, June 9
No public events
Friday, June 10
No public events