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Duncan: The Week's Media Events

081009+Arne+Duncan+p1 Here's Arne Duncan's upcoming schedule of media events and photo ops -- though I can't manage to get excited about any of it.  

Be assured there will be the usual mix of fear-mongering, repetition of talking points, and exhortation. 

THE WEEK AHEAD: Sunday, Nov. 29-Saturday, Dec. 5 (All times local)
Sunday, Nov. 29
No public events scheduled.
Monday, Nov. 30
5:00-5:30 p.m.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will discuss U.S. students’ international standings in an interview with Gwen Ifill, moderator of The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, at 5:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30 at the Ronald Reagan building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.  The discussion will be part of the Innovation Economy Conference, sponsored by the Aspen Institute,  The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, Intel Corporation, and the publication, Democracy:  A Journal of Ideas.  Approximately 450 educators, scientists, investors, legislators, business leaders, and policy experts are expected to attend.
Tuesday, Dec. 1
11-11:45 a.m.
The Secretary will deliver opening remarks at the 2009 Federal Student Aid Conference and discuss the Obama administration’s higher education agenda, including plans for improving college completion.  Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center, 2810 Opryland Drive, Nashville, Tenn.
Wednesday, Dec. 2
No public events scheduled.
Thursday, Dec. 3
8:45-10 a.m.
The Secretary will join U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to meet with teen leaders, their parents and program directors from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Start Strong Teen Program to discuss teen dating violence as part the U.S. Department of Justice’s Violence Against Women Act public awareness initiative.  U.S. Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.
Friday, Dec. 4
12:50 p.m.
The Secretary will join Sen. Chris Dodd as part of the Listening and Learning tour at Three Rivers Community College in Norwich and a Hartford high school.
574 New London Turnpike, Norwich, Conn.
Saturday, Dec. 5
No public events scheduled.


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