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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Visit Chicago for School Visit and Roundtable Discussion

The Secretary Will Also Participate in a "Fireside Chat" at the Economic Club of Chicago's 344th Dinner Meeting

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


Event Date 1: December 16, 2013 02:00 pm - 04:10 pm
Event Date 2: December 16, 2013 08:00 pm - 09:00 pm

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to Chicago on Monday for a pair of events.

First, Secretary Duncan will visit Benito Juarez Community Academy where he will participate in a roundtable discussion with staff from the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics to hear from local students, parents and educators about the work being carried out at the academy and the progress being made toward increasing the high school graduation rate, decreasing the dropout rate, and accessing postsecondary education for Hispanic students.

In the evening, Secretary Duncan will attend a dinner meeting at the Economic Club of Chicago where he will join Wendy Kopp, CEO of Teach for All and founder of Teach for America, for a moderated, wide-ranging conversation about education issues in the United States and abroad. Attendees at the dinner will include local business and civic leaders.


Event 1
Who : U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
Benito Juarez Community Academy students, parents and teachers
Community partners
Hispanic Education Stakeholders
What : Roundtable discussion and press availability
When : Monday, Dec. 16, 2013
2 p.m. CT—Roundtable discussion
3:10 p.m. CT—Press availability
Where : Benito Juarez Community Academy
1450-1510 W. Cermak Road
Chicago
Event 2
Who : U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
Wendy Kopp, CEO & founder of Teach for All and Teach for America
Chicago business and civic leaders
What : Fireside chat at Economic Club of Chicago's 344th Dinner Meeting
When : 8 p.m. CT—Monday, Dec. 16, 2013
Where : Hilton Chicago Hotel
720 S. Michigan Ave. (third floor International Ballroom)
Chicago
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