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U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Address Washington Post's Children and Families Summit 2013

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Event Date 1: March 05, 2013 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver remarks and take questions at the Washington Post's Children & Families Summit 2013 Tuesday in Washington. Duncan will discuss the importance of high-quality early learning opportunities, especially for disadvantaged children.

The summit will be livestreamed at It will bring together parents, policymakers and experts to address the needs of America’s children and families. Among the issues to be addressed: strengthening support systems for young people, improving education opportunities and examining the effect of the onslaught of violence -- from video games to movies – in our culture today.

In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to expand access to high-quality preschool to every child in America. More information about the President's proposal can be found on the White House website at:

Event 1
Who : U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
What : Remarks to the Washington Post’s Children & Families Summit 2013, followed by Q&A
When : Tuesday, March 5, 2013 10 a.m. – Secretary Duncan’s remarks and Q&A
Where : The Washington Post, Community Room, 1150 15th St., N.W., Washington, D.C.