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Secretary of Education to Champion Teach for America's Work During 20th Anniversary Summit

Posted Feb 11 2011 9:31am

Contact:   Sara Gast, (202) 401-1989, sara.gast@ed.gov


Event Date 1: February 12, 2011 04:45 pm - 06:45 pm

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will highlight the work Teach for America has done to narrow the achievement gap during his keynote address at the organization’s 20th Anniversary Summit on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 4:45 p.m. The event, which is expected to draw thousands of teachers, education leaders and officials, will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Duncan’s remarks will champion the efforts of TFA to bring great teachers and leaders into classrooms across the nation. He will speak during the afternoon session entitled “Realizing ‘One Day’: What role will each of us play?” Following Duncan’s remarks, TFA corps members, alumni and other champions of educational equity will issue their calls to action, reflecting on what must be done to ensure that all children have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.

Note to editors: Media interested in attending the event should RSVP to Rebecca Neale, at rebecca.neale@teachforamerica.org , by 5 p.m. TODAY, Friday, Feb. 11. Press must check in upon arrival at Salon F, located on ground level off the Mount Vernon Place entrance.


Event 1
Education Secretary Arne Duncan Keynote address during Teach for America’s 20th Anniversary Summit Saturday, Feb. 12, at 4:45 p.m. EST Walter E. Washington Convention Center
2nd Floor
Plenary Hall D
801 Mount Vernon Place, N.W.
Washington, D.C.
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