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Education Secretary to Participate in Discussion About Common Attributes of High-Performing School Systems Worldwide


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


Event Date 1: December 07, 2010 12:00 pm

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will engage in a conversation with several leaders in education during the presentation of the McKinsey Global Education Study on School System Transformation on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at noon. The conversation will focus on the implications in the report for American schools and ideas for attaining greater success in classrooms across the nation. About 150 guests are expected to attend the two-hour program, which will be at the Columbus Club at Union Station in Washington, D.C.

The Global Education Study analyzed 20 school systems around the world, all with improving but differing levels of performance, and examined how each has achieved significant and sustained gains in student outcomes, as measured by international and national assessments. McKinsey & Company’s education practice has served a wide range of international clients to help them make lasting improvements in student achievement.

More information about the report, “How the world's most improved school systems keep getting better,” can be found at http://sso.mckinsey.com/schools.

Note to editors: Members of the press should RSVP to education@mckinsey.com.


Event 1
Who : U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
What : Panelist and remarks at the presentation of the McKinsey Global Education Study on School System Transformation
When : Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at noon
Where : Columbus Club at Union Station
50 Massachusetts Ave. N.E.
Washington, D.C.
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