Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to speak at Georgetown next week

A politician is coming to Georgetown! And no, this time it isn’t one of those drop-ins from the Vice President that we’ve gotten so accustomed to. Instead, as the opening speaker for the U.S./India Higher Education Summit, which takes place at Georgetown on Thursday, October 13, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be speaking in […]

Secretary of Education speaks on campus

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan spoke in Copley Formal Lounge this morning about the administration’s agenda for improving public school systems across the nation in an address to the Second Annual Mom Congress on Education and Learning. Duncan’s speech emphasized the value of parental engagement in reforming local school systems.  Reviewing some of the […]

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan speaks in Gaston Hall

On Monday morning, Georgetown welcomed another member of Barack Obama’s cabinet to Gaston Hall—Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Secretary Duncan’s visit, sponsored by the School of Continuing Studies and Parenting Magazine, focused on engaging parents in their children’s education. After opening with a pithy compliment directed toward the University (“I feel smarter every time I […]

Obama administration announces a kinder, gentler FAFSA

As anyone who has ever applied for financial aid knows, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is not exactly user-friendly. With up to 153 questions, FAFSA is a confusing inconvenience for families that are financially literate and a huge stumbling block to claiming Federal aid for families that aren’t (a study by the American […]