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Secretary Duncan to Join Education Leaders and Highlight Department's Efforts to Empower Teachers

Panel will discuss how to retain the best educators, especially in urban communities

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


Event Date 1: July 30, 2012 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will highlight the Department’s work to strengthen and elevate the teaching profession – including efforts to attract and retain great educators in urban districts – during a panel discussion at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 30. Duncan will join National Education Association Secretary-Treasurer Rebecca Pringle and D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson for the event, which will be at the Capitol Hilton in Washington, D.C.

The discussion will center around the release of a two-year national study on “The Irreplaceables,” which explored the teacher retention crisis in America’s urban schools. The study was conducted by TNTP, a national nonprofit founded by teachers that strives to end the injustice of educational inequality by providing excellent teachers to the students who need them most and by advancing policies and practices that ensure effective teaching in every classroom.

Participation is limited, and members of the press are asked to RSVP at tntp.org/RSVP. A media availability will follow the panel discussion.


Event 1
Who : U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
National Education Association Secretary-Treasurer Rebecca Pringle
D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson
TNTP President Tim Daly
TNTP Executive Vice President and General Counsel Daniel Weisberg
D.C. Public Schools’ McKinley High School math teacher Shira Fishman
What : Presentation of TNTP report and panel discussion about strengthening the teaching profession to retain great educators, especially in urban schools
When : 1 p.m. ET on Monday, July 30; media avail at 2 p.m.
Where : Capital Hilton, Federal A Room
1001 16th Street N.W.
Washington, D.C.
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