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U.S. Education Secretary to Deliver Opening Remarks at College Board's AP Annual Conference


Contact:  
Sandra Abrevaya or Justin Hamilton, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov


Event Date 1: July 15, 2010

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will talk about the need to redefine the mission of high schools, so that students are prepared for careers and college when he addresses the College Board’s AP® Annual Conference this Thursday afternoon, July 15, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. Raising the bar for high schools would produce more success at many levels: employers would find more employees prepared for work; more colleges would enroll students without remediation; and more students would be better prepared to thrive in a competitive global economy.

The College Board's AP® Annual Conference brings together the Advanced Placement Program® and Pre-AP® communities, AP teachers and coordinators, middle school teachers, and administrators and counselors from across the United States and throughout the world. Founded in 1900, the College Board is composed of more than 5,700 schools, colleges, universities and other educational organizations. Annually, the organization serves millions of students and their parents, 23,000 high schools, and 3,800 colleges through major programs and services in college readiness, college admission, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning.


Event 1
Who : U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan
What : Opening remarks at College Board’s AP® Annual Conference
When : 4:50 p.m. Thursday, July 15, 2010
Where : Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Rd., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
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