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U.S. Education Secretary to Participate in Virtual Rally4Babies: Learning Happens from the Start Google Hangout


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


Event Date 1: July 08, 2013 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius for an online gathering of over 20 non-profits and thousands of leading children's advocates to promote high-quality early learning opportunities for our nation's youngest children. The Secretaries will highlight the need to give all children a strong start so that they have a better chance to thrive in school and stay on track for college and career success.

The event, Rally4Babies: Learning Happens from the Start, will be led by Zero to Three, a national non-profit organization that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers. Soledad O'Brien will host the event and, in addition to the Secretaries, will also interview actor and Save the Children Artist Ambassador Jennifer Garner, America's Promise Alliance Board Chair Alma Powell and award-winning children's musician Laurie Berkner.


Event 1
Who :

Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education
Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services
Soledad O'Brien, award-winning journalist and CEO of Starfish Media Group
Jennifer Garner, actor and Save the Children artist ambassador
Alma Powell, chair of the board, America's Promise Alliance
Laurie Berkner, award-winning children's musician
Matthew Melmed, executive director of Zero to Three

What :

Rally4Babies: Learning Happens from the Start Google hangout

When : 2 p.m. ET, Monday, July 8, 2013
Where :

The Google hangout will be accessible through: www.rally4babies.org/community

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