Yesterday Secretary Arne Duncan participated in a statewide leadership forum at the University of Delaware with Gov. Jack Markell and Delaware Secretary of Education Lillian Lowery. He discussed the importance of improving schools and the state’s plan to turn around failing schools. See media coverage of the forum and highlights of remarks by Duncan and other speakers. Read about Delaware’s plan to provide a world-class public education to every student in the state, Vision 2015.
Later in the day, Duncan traveled to New Jersey, where he joined Gov. Jon Corzine for a tour of Rosa International Middle School in Cherry Hill. They visited classes and talked with students, teachers, and administrators, including Principal Ed Canzanese, science teacher Christine Weigel, and humanities teacher Carolyn Grossi. While there, Duncan and Corzine participated in a roundtable discussion with students, parents, and teachers and congratulated the school for its Blue Ribbon Schools award. The Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes schools that make significant progress in closing the achievement gap.
Secretary Duncan speaks at the the University of Delaware in Newark, DE.
Secretary Duncan meets with New Jersey Governor John Corzine at Rosa International School in Cherry Hill, NJ.