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White House Domestic Policy Council Director and Deputy Director Join Secretary Duncan to Announce Proposed Criteria for Race To The Top District-Level Competition


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Event Date 1: May 22, 2012 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Event Date 2: May 22, 2012 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

White House Domestic Policy Council Director Cecilia Muñoz and Deputy Director Mark Zuckerman will join U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to announce proposed criteria for the Race to the Top District-level competition (RTTD), a nearly $400 million education reform program funded through the 2012 fiscal year budget.

At noon ET, Muñoz and Duncan will address around 100 education stakeholders at a forum that will be held at the Department's D.C. headquarters, in the LBJ Building's Barnard Auditorium. During the event, Muñoz and Duncan will share proposed application details for the new program. At 3 p.m. ET, Zuckerman will join Duncan to share the details and take press questions on a national conference call. Details for both events follow.

Please note that the today's forum will also air on the Department's USTREAM channel at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/education-department. The draft criteria will be available on www.ed.gov later this morning.


Event 1
Who : White House Domestic Policy Council Director Cecilia Muñoz
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
What : Remarks announcing proposed criteria for the Race to the Top District-level competition
When : Noon ET Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Where : U.S. Department of Education
LBJ Building's Barnard Auditorium
400 Maryland Ave, S.W.
Washington, D.C.
Event 2
Who : White House Domestic Policy Council Deputy Director Mark Zuckerman
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
What : Press conference call on the proposed criteria for the Race to the Top District-level competition
When : 3 p.m. ET Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Where : Call-in number: 800-369-2059
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