U.S. Secretary of Education to Keynote Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Award Ceremony

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U.S. Secretary of Education to Keynote Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Award Ceremony

Dr. Jill Biden to also Deliver Remarks

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will keynote the Aspen Institute’s Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence award ceremony at 12:55 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. He will discuss the need for innovation in community colleges to increase graduation rates and improve graduates’ job placement and enrollment in four-year institutions.

The $1 million Aspen prize is given in recognition of community colleges with outstanding academic and workforce outcomes. Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden and a life-long educator, is expected to give remarks later in the afternoon.

Public attendance is by invitation only. For those unable to attend, the event will be webcast at http://as.pn/live.

Who : U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan
What : Remarks at the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence award ceremony
When : 12:55 p.m. ET Monday, Dec. 12, 2011
Where : National Press Club
529 14th St., N.W.
13th Floor Ballroom
Washington, D.C.