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U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Visit Columbus for Education Town Hall with Mayor Michael Coleman

Duncan will also deliver brief remarks to local stakeholders

Press Office, (202) 401-1576,
Sara Gast, On-site,

Event Date 1: April 19, 2013 05:45 pm - 06:45 pm

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman on Friday, April 19, to address education stakeholders and co-host a community conversation on improving the city's education system.

At 5:45 p.m., Duncan will deliver remarks to members of the Columbus Education Commission, Columbus School Board, and state and local officials, outlining the Obama Administration's second term education agenda and highlighting the new Preschool for All initiative. Then, at 6:00 p.m., following opening remarks, President and CEO of Mark Real will moderate a panel discussion with Coleman and Duncan on education reform, followed by a question and answer session with the audience, which includes teachers, local leaders and community members engaged in education. Carol Perkins, president of the Columbus School Board, and Andy Ginther, president of the Columbus City Council, will also participate in the event.

Event 1
Who : U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman
What : Remarks to education stakeholders and education town hall
When : Friday, April 19, 2013
Remarks: 5:45 p.m.
Town Hall: 6:00 p.m.
Where : Performing Arts Space
Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center
546 Jack Gibbs Blvd.
Columbus, Ohio