U.S. Secretary of Education to Keynote Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Award Ceremony
Event Date 1: December 12, 2011 12:55 pm - 02:55 pm
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