Education Secretary Duncan to Visit Delaware to Discuss Race to the Top Progress

Jane Glickman, (202) 401-1307,

Event Date 1: March 23, 2012 12:15 pm - 02:15 pm

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to Delaware on Friday, March 23, to hold a roundtable conversation with state leaders and others involved with the state’s Race to the Top plan. They will have an open and candid discussion about progress in achieving the goals of the grant and anticipated challenges. This month marks the two-year anniversary since Delaware, along with Tennessee, were selected as the first two states to win grants in the first round of the Race to the Top competition in March 2010. Delaware received $119 million for a four-year grant to implement comprehensive school reforms to improve student outcomes.

In addition to state leaders, the roundtable will include superintendents, school board presidents, teacher union leadership, community and business leaders, and other key partners involved in carrying out the goals of the state’s Race to the Top reforms. Duncan will hold a media availability following the discussion.

Media interested in participating should RSVP by 9 a.m. ET on Thursday, March 22 to Alison Kepner at request credentials.

Event 1
Who :

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
Governor of Delaware, Jack Markell
Delaware Secretary of Education, Lillian M. Lowery
Key stakeholders

What :

Roundtable to discuss Delaware’s Race to the Top progress

When :

Friday, March 23, 2012
12:15 p.m. ET – Roundtable discussion
1:15 p.m. ET – Media Availability

Where :

Carvel Building
3rd Floor Conference Room
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, Del.