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Department Official to Serve as Panelist on The Week Magazine's Discussion on How to Best Prepare America's Future Workforce


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David Thomas, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov


Event Date 1: September 16, 2010

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII), will serve as a panelist on The WEEK Magazine's Leadership Panel on preparing American's children to compete in a global marketplace Thursday, Sept. 16 at the W Hotel in Washington, D.C. Panelists will explore and discuss the themes of education, innovation and workforce readiness from a global perspective. Shelton will be joined by AFT President Randi Weingarten, Tony Wagner, co-director of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard School of Education, and Steven Brill, founder, Journalism Online.

This second annual workforce readiness panel discussion is the latest in The WEEK's Leadership Dialogue series, which gathers top executives, government officials and community service experts to discuss important issues of the day.


Event 1
Who : Assistant Deputy Secretary Jim Shelton, Office of Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education
What : Remarks at The WEEK Magazine Leadership Panel: "Are Children Ready to Compete? How to Best Prepare America's Future Workforce"
When : Thursday, Sept. 16 - 8:30 a.m.
Where : The W Hotel
515 15th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.
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