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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Speak at Military Child Education Coalition 12th Annual Conference

Posted Aug 09 2010 11:44am

Elaine Quesinberry, (202) 401-1576,
Jenna Langer, (202) 585-2146,

Event Date 1 : July 21, 2010 05:00 pm

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver remarks at the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) 12th Annual Conference at the Gaylord National Hotel and Conference Center, National Harbor, Maryland on Wednesday, July 21. Duncan will join 1,200 military personnel and families, educators, counselors and community leaders to discuss the unique needs of military families.

The U.S. Department of Education’s Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement Jim Shelton will also participate in the Senior Leadership Panel on Friday, July 23, from 8 a.m-9:30 a.m. The panel will focus on the topic “Today’s Children, Tomorrow’s Leaders” and will discuss how educators, military professionals, parents and mentors can lay the groundwork for our children’s future success.

The MCEC is a nonprofit focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all children of military families affected by mobility, separation and transition. The MCEC conducts research, develops resources, hosts professional institutes and publishes resources for military families and their supporters.

Note: MEDIA RSVP for Secretary Duncan’s Address:
This event is OPEN PRESS, but media must RSVP with the NAME, MEDIA OUTLET, PHONE AND EMAIL for each person planning to cover the event to Jenna Langer at or 202-585-2146.

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Event 1
Who : U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
What : Secretary Duncan will speak at the MCEC 12th Annual Conference
When : Wednesday, July 21, 2010
5 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Where : Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center
Maryland Ballroom A/B
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745

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