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Secretary Duncan to Discuss Elevating the Teaching Profession and Preparing Students for College and Careers at the NAESP Leadership Conference

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Event Date 1: July 20, 2012 01:00 pm - 01:45 pm

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver remarks at the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) National Leadership Conference at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Friday, July 20 at 1 p.m. ET. He will discuss how principals can foster school environments that support teachers in strengthening their work through principles laid out in the Department’s proposed RESPECT Project. Duncan will also discuss the importance of college and career ready standards to ensure that more students will graduate from high school ready to succeed. A question-and-answer session will follow.

The RESPECT Project, which stands for Recognizing Educational Success, Professional Excellence and Collaborative Teaching, is the Obama Administration’s effort to honor and elevate America’s educators. The administration’s proposed 2013 budget seeks $5 billion for a new competitive program to support states and districts working to reform the teaching profession.

Event 1
Who : U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education Deb Deslile
What : Remarks at National Association of Elementary School Principals Conference
Q & A following remarks
When : 1-1:45 p.m. ET on Friday, July 20,
Assistant Secretary Deb Deslile will deliver remarks following Secretary Duncan.
Where : Hyatt Regency Capitol
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.