U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Address Council of the Great City Schools


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Event Date 1: March 18, 2012 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Event Date 2: March 19, 2012 08:00 am - 10:00 am

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver a luncheon address to the Council of the Great City Schools’ Annual Legislative/Policy Conference Sunday in Washington, D.C. He will discuss how local districts can lead education reform. Among those attending will be urban school leaders, including superintendents, board members and senior administrators.

On Monday, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali will speak to an 8 a.m. breakfast meeting of the conference, discussing the recently released Civil Rights Data Collection and the work of the Education Department’s Equity and Excellence Commission.

At 9 a.m. Monday, Acting Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education Michael Yudin will discuss state waivers from key provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act as well as the Department’s Race to the Top competitive grant program, which supports comprehensive education reform on the local level.


Event 1
Who :

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali
Acting Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education Michael Yudin

What :

Remarks to the Council of the Great City Schools Annual Legislative/Policy Conference -- a gathering of the nation’s urban school leaders, including superintendents, board members and senior administrators

When :

Sunday, March 18
Luncheon begins at noon. Secretary Duncan’s remarks will take place around 1 p.m.

Where :

Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave., N.W., First floor, (check with Registration Desk, East Room Foyer), Washington, D.C.

Event 2
Who :

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali
Acting Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education Michael Yudin

What :

Remarks to the Council of the Great City Schools Annual Legislative/Policy Conference -- a gathering of the nation’s urban school leaders, including superintendents, board members and senior administrators

When :

Monday, March 19
8 a.m. remarks and Q&A by Assistant Secretary Al
9 a.m. remarks by Acting Assistant Secretary Yudin

Where :

Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave., N.W., First floor, (check with Registration Desk, East Room Foyer), Washington, D.C.

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