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Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Governor John Hickenlooper and Senator Michael Bennet to Hold Conference Call on Education Reform

Following the President's Speech, Duncan, Hickenlooper and Bennet Will Discuss the Importance of Improving and Reforming Our Education System in Colorado and Across the Country

Event Date 1: March 15, 2011 04:05 pm - 05:05 pm

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, March 15, at 4:05 p.m. EDT / 2:05 p.m. MDT, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Senator Michael Bennet will hold a conference call with reporters to discuss the importance of reforming our education system and out-educating the competition in order to win the future. Yesterday, at a school in Arlington, VA, President Obama praised current efforts by Congressional leaders to replace No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and urged Congress to make these vital reforms before the next school year begins. With the United States lagging far behind international competitors in science, reading and math, the need for swift reform has never been greater. For more information on the President's call to fix NCLB, including a fact sheet, please click here: LINK.

In his State of the Union Address, President Obama outlined a plan for America to out-educate the competition in order to win the future. Since then, President Obama has highlighted schools across the country that demonstrate the impact of reforms at the state and local levels, the importance of shared responsibility in education, and most importantly the goal of achieving results. The President believes that in order to win the future for this generation and the next, we must win the race to educate our kids. President Obama urged Congress to fix NCLB before the start of the next school year.

Event 1
Who : Education Secretary Arne Duncan
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper
Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO)
What : Conference call to discuss the importance of education reform in Colorado and across the country
When : Tuesday, March 15 at 4:05 p.m. EDT / 2:05 p.m. MDT
Where : RSVP:
Members of the media who wish to join this call should dial (800) 288-8974 and ask to join the "The White House Call." No passcode is necessary.