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Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach to Visit CAPS Program of Blue Valley School District in Overland Park and Address Rural States Network's Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Mo.


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Event Date 1: May 30, 2012 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
Event Date 2: May 31, 2012 08:45 am - 09:45 am

John White, the U.S. Department of Education's deputy assistant secretary for rural outreach, will visit the Blue Valley School District's Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) on Wednesday at Noon CT in Overland Park, Kan., and address the Rural States Network annual meeting on Thursday at 8:45 a.m. CT in Kansas City, Mo.

CAPS is a nationally recognized program for high school juniors and seniors to take college-level coursework in bioscience, engineering, business, technology and human services. White will meet with the CAPS director, Donna Deeds, to learn about her efforts to replicate the CAPS program in rural areas.

In his remarks on Thursday at the annual meeting of the Rural States Network, White will discuss the Obama Administration's efforts to support education in rural areas. He will be joined by Elizabeth Grant, Special Assistant in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, who will update the rural state education chiefs on the Department's efforts to increase flexibility within the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The Rural States Network is a subgroup of the Council of Chief State School Officers.


Event 1
Who : John White, U.S. Department of Education's deputy assistant secretary for rural outreach
What : Visit to Blue Valley School District's Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS)
When : 12 Noon CT, Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Where : 7501 W. 149 Terrace
Overland Park, Kansas
Event 2
Who : John White, U.S. Department of Education's deputy assistant secretary for rural outreach
Elizabeth Grant, Special Assistant, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
What : Remarks at Rural States Network's annual meeting
When : 8:45 a.m. CT, Thursday, May 31, 2012
Where : Westin Kansas City Crown Center
1 East Pershing Road
Kansas City, Mo.

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