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Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Discuss College Access at NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.


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Event Date 1: July 23, 2012 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Event Date 2: July 23, 2012 03:45 pm - 05:00 pm

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver remarks at the 2012 National Council for Community and Education Partnerships’ (NCCEP) Annual GEAR UP Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference, titled “E4 (R)EVOLUTION: Education, Empowerment, Equity & Economics,” will bring together GEAR UP and other college access professionals, as well as their partners to discuss and share promising practices within their programs. Duncan will discuss the Department’s higher education agenda and the importance of GEAR UP and other programs to achieve President Obama’s national goal of leading the world in college completion by 2020.

Senior Advisor for Non-profit Partnerships Michael Robbins will also hold an afternoon session on blended learning partnerships and how the evolution of digital learning can strengthen partnerships between schools, families and community-based organizations to propel student learning.


Event 1
Who : U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
What : Remarks during luncheon plenary session at the 2012 NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference
When : 1 p.m. ET Monday, July 23
Where : Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, D.C.
Event 2
Who : Senior Advisor for Non-profit Partnerships Michael Robbins, U.S. Department of Education
What : Discussion of blended learning partnerships and digital learning
When : 3:45-5 p.m. ET Monday, July 23
Where : Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, D.C.
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