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Education Secretary to Encourage Partnerships that Drive Innovation in Classrooms During Aspen Institute Forum


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


Event Date 1: January 20, 2011 08:30 am - 10:30 am

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will encourage innovative thinkers to engage in a dialogue with educational leaders during The Aspen Institute’s Education Innovation Forum and Expo on Thursday, Jan. 20, at 8:30 a.m. The event, which will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., intends to capitalize on the momentum created by the Department’s Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) to push for creating and sustaining innovation in public education.

The forum and expo, themed “Leveraging i3 to Drive an Innovation Culture,” will connect the nation’s most thoughtful educational leaders, influencers and problem solvers with those searching to support or implement solutions to the nation’s biggest challenges. Duncan will address educators, social innovation investors, public and private sector leaders, philanthropists, and policymakers, challenging them to craft new ways of using technology in the classroom and urging partnerships among educators and leaders in innovation.

Several speakers are scheduled to address attendees during the two-day conference, including Melody Barnes, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, and Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for Innovation and Improvement. Former NYC Schools Chancellor Joel Klein and former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan are also slated to speak.

EDITORS' NOTE: A limited number of press passes are available. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://aspeninstitute.wufoo.com/forms/aspen-education-innovation-press-registration/.


Event 1
Who : U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
Melody Barnes, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council
Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for Innovation and Improvement
What : Remarks during The Aspen Institute’s Education Innovation Forum and Expo, “Leveraging i3 to Drive an Innovation Culture”
When : Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. EST
Where : Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place N.W.
Washington, D.C.
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