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Education Secretary to Encourage More Pathways, Partnerships for Career and Technical Education


Contact:  
Sara Gast, (202) 401-1989 , sara.gast@ed.gov


Event Date 1: February 02, 2011 10:40 am - 12:40 pm

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will underscore the need for major overhaul of career and technical education at the release of a report from the Pathways to Prosperity Project, which is based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Duncan will address roughly 100 education leaders during his remarks at the release event today, Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 10:40 a.m. at the Capitol View Business and Conference Center in Washington, D.C.

Duncan will highlight the role that career and technical education can play in education reform. High-quality career and technical education creates multiple pathways for students to have success in high school and beyond, increasing college attainment rates, boosting earnings and elevating America’s global education ranking. The Pathways to Prosperity Project, done in collaboration with Harvard’s Achievement Gap Initiative, supports the development of high-quality pathways from adolescence into the adult world of work and postsecondary education and training.

Note to editors: Members of the press interested in attending should RSVP to Kari Hudnell at 202-955-9450 x 318 or khudnell@commworksllc.com.


Event 1
Who : U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
What : Remarks at the release of Harvard’s Pathways to Prosperity Project report
When : 10:40 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 2
Where : Capitol View Business and Conference Center
9th Floor Rotunda, Terrace Conference Room
101 Constitution Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C.
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