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U.S. Education Secretary to Visit New Jersey to Host TEACH Town Hall Meeting with Mayor Booker, Congressman Payne and Educators in Newark, Give Address at Princeton University on Importance of Education Reform

Jo Ann Webb, U.S. Department of Education, (202) 401-1576,
Emily Aronson, Princeton University, (609) 258-5733,

Event Date 1: April 20, 2011 12:15 pm - 01:15 pm
Event Date 2: April 20, 2011 04:00 pm - 04:30 pm

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit New Jersey on Wednesday, April 20. At 12:15 p.m. EDT, Duncan will join Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Congressman Donald Payne (D-N.J.), and a local teacher for a Town Hall on the U.S. Department of Education’s TEACH Campaign. The group will hold a panel discussion and question-and-answer session with an audience of teachers, local leaders and other education stakeholders on recruiting the next generation of high-quality teachers to join those already in the classroom. For more information on the TEACH campaign, visit

At 4 p.m. EDT, Duncan will head to Princeton University to give remarks on the importance of education reform and the growing sense of urgency to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as No Child Left Behind. He also will highlight the significance of high-quality early learning, great teachers, college completion and helping students at risk—significant investments that will sustain the momentum for innovation and education reform.

NOTE: The RSVP period for media interested in attending the Princeton University event is now closed. Media attending must be seated at the event by 3:45 p.m EDT.

Event 1
Who :

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
Newark Mayor Cory Booker
Congressman Donald Payne (D-N.J.)
Newark teacher

What : TEACH Town Hall with teachers, local leaders and education stakeholders
When : 12:15 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, April 20, 2011 (A media avail will follow at 1:15 p.m. EDT)
Where :

YES Center
200 Washington St.
Newark, N.J.

Event 2
Who : U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
What : Remarks at Princeton University on the need for education reform
When : 4 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, April 20, 2011 (a Q&A will follow)
Where :

Princeton University
Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium
Princeton, N.J.