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U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Visit Atlanta Friday

Trip to Include Town Hall with Gov. Deal, Mayor Reed; Speech to National Conference of Black Mayors

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Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov


Event Date 1: May 31, 2013 10:50 am - 01:20 pm
Event Date 2: May 31, 2013 01:30 pm - 02:30 pm

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Atlanta on Friday, holding a town hall on early learning with Gov. Nathan Deal and Mayor Kasim Reed, followed by a press availability and speech to the National Conference of Black Mayors Annual Convention.

At 10:50 a.m., Secretary Duncan will tour classes at Boyd Elementary School, part of the Atlanta Public Schools. At 11:20 a.m., he will join Gov. Deal and Mayor Reed in a town hall where Duncan will highlight the President's proposal to expand early learning opportunities to all children, especially those from disadvantaged communities. A press availability will follow the town hall at 12:20 p.m.

At 1:30 p.m., Duncan will address the National Conference of Black Mayors Annual Convention. There, he will discuss the accomplishments of the first term and the administration’s vision for the next four years.


Event 1
Who : U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed
Atlanta City Council President Ceasar C. Mitchell
Atlanta Board of Education Chair Reuben R. McDaniel, III
Atlanta Public Schools Associate Superintendent Steven W. Smith, Sr.
Bobby Cagle, commissioner, Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
Stephanie Blank, board chair, Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students
What : Town hall, press availability
When : Friday, May 31, 2013
10:50 a.m. – Classroom visits
11:20 a.m. – Town hall
12:20 p.m. – Press availability
Where : William M. Boyd Elementary School, 1891 Johnson Rd., Atlanta
Event 2
Who : U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
What : Address to the National Conference of Black Mayors Annual Convention
When : 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2013
Where : Atlanta Marriott Marquis, NE Marquis A&B Room, 265 Peachtree Center Ave., NE, Atlanta
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