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Deputy Secretary Tony Miller to Visit Greensboro, N.C., for Opening Day of the STEM Early College at North Carolina A&T and Address North Carolina Chamber’s Education Summit


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Event Date 1: August 07, 2012 08:45 am - 09:45 am
Event Date 2: August 07, 2012 10:15 am - 11:15 am

U.S. Department of Education Deputy Secretary Tony Miller will travel to Greensboro, N.C., tomorrow, Aug. 7, to discuss the Obama Administration’s education reform initiatives as he welcomes students on the opening day of the STEM Early College at North Carolina A&T University (NC A&T). Deputy Secretary Miller also will deliver the keynote address at North Carolina Chamber’s fourth annual education summit.

At 8:45 a.m. ET, Miller will join Harold Martin, chancellor of NC A&T; Maurice “Mo” Green, superintendent of Guildford County Schools; Stacey Alston, principal of the STEM Early College and area business leaders in welcoming students on their first day of classes. The new school, Guilford County’s second early college, will provide an interdisciplinary approach using critical thinking skills for highly motivated, high-performing students with an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. It will serve 50 ninth-grade students in its initial year, building a new class of ninth graders in subsequent years.

At 10:15 a.m. ET, Miller will give keynote remarks at North Carolina Chamber’s education summit, which is entitled “Think Jobs: Preparing Tomorrow’s Workforce.” He will address the need for the business community to advocate and invest in education reform and improved outcomes, and the importance of education to the nation’s economic future. He also will discuss the Obama Administration’s efforts to make college costs more affordable and transparent, as part of the President’s larger goal to once again lead the world in college completion by 2020.


Event 1
Who : Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller
What : Greetings and brief remarks to students on opening day of STEM Early College at NC A&T
When : 8:45 a.m. ET, Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Where : North Carolina A&T State University
Smith Hall
402 Laurel Street
Greensboro, N.C.
Event 2
Who : Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller
What : Keynote Remarks at North Carolina Chamber’s education summit: “Think Jobs: Preparing Tomorrow’s Workforce”
When : Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons
3121 High Point Road
Greensboro, N.C.
Where : 10:15 a.m., ET, Tuesday, August 7, 2012
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