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U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Address Washington Post's Children and Families Summit 2013


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


Event Date 1: March 05, 2013 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver remarks and take questions at the Washington Post's Children & Families Summit 2013 Tuesday in Washington. Duncan will discuss the importance of high-quality early learning opportunities, especially for disadvantaged children.

The summit will be livestreamed at http://www.washingtonpost.com/postlive/children. It will bring together parents, policymakers and experts to address the needs of America’s children and families. Among the issues to be addressed: strengthening support systems for young people, improving education opportunities and examining the effect of the onslaught of violence -- from video games to movies – in our culture today.

In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to expand access to high-quality preschool to every child in America. More information about the President's proposal can be found on the White House website at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/02/13/fact-sheet-president-obama-s-plan-early-education-all-americans.


Event 1
Who : U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
What : Remarks to the Washington Post’s Children & Families Summit 2013, followed by Q&A
When : Tuesday, March 5, 2013 10 a.m. – Secretary Duncan’s remarks and Q&A
Where : The Washington Post, Community Room, 1150 15th St., N.W., Washington, D.C.
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