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U.S. Under Secretary of Education to Serve as Panelist at Release of Report on Role of Community Colleges in Higher Education

Posted May 22 2013 12:33pm

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Event Date 1: May 23, 2013 11:00 am - 01:00 pm

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will serve as a panelist in a discussion of "Bridging the Higher Education Divide: Strengthening Community Colleges and Restoring the American Dream," a new report to be released by The Century Foundation on Thursday, May 23 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The report provides thoughtful insight on preventing community colleges from becoming separate and unequal and provides solid recommendations toward that goal, including creating new outcomes-based funding in higher education, and reducing the racial and economic stratification between two- and four-year institutions.

Among her duties as under secretary, Kanter administers policies, programs and activities related to postsecondary education, adult and career-technical education and federal student aid. The other panelists she will join are: Anthony Marx, president, New York Public Library and former president, Amherst College; Eduardo Padrón, president, Miami Dade College; Richard Kahlenberg, Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation; and Issac Cameron, former student, Highline Community College, and Amherst College graduate. Jonathan Alter, columnist, Bloomberg View, will moderate the discussion.

The Century Foundation is a progressive non-partisan think tank founded in 1919. It issues analyses and convenes and promotes the best thinkers and thinking across a range of public policy questions, focusing on education, social insurance, foreign policy, and workers and economic inequality.

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U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter Panel discussion for release of "Bridging the Higher Education Divide: Strengthening Community Colleges and Restoring the American Dream" 11 a.m. ET, Thursday, May 23, 2013 The Newseum (Knight Center Conference Center – 8th Floor)
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C.
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