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Duncan: Upcoming Media Events

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PUBLIC SCHEDULE OF U.S. EDUCATION SECRETARY ARNE DUNCAN
       
THE WEEK AHEAD: Sunday, Dec. 13, through Saturday, Dec. 19
(All times are Eastern Standard Time)

 
Sunday, Dec. 13
 
No public events scheduled.
 
Monday, Dec. 14
 
The Secretary will visit two Atlanta, Ga., high schools to hold a Listening and Learning “community conversation” with students and to continue his discussion on violence prevention in schools.
 
Event 1: 10 a.m.
The Secretary will hold a Listening and Learning event at Atlanta Tech High School, where he will meet with students. U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson will join him. A media avail follows at 11 a.m.
Atlanta Tech High School, 1043 Memorial Dr., S.E.
 
Event 2: 1 p.m.
The Secretary will visit Grady High School for a roundtable discussion on the $10 million Promise Neighborhood initiative proposed by the Obama Administration (closed press). The initiative calls for the development of comprehensive neighborhood support programs for children and youth. In addition, the Secretary will talk to students about effective violence prevention strategies. Later, the Secretary, joined by White House Urban Affairs Director Adolfo Carrion, Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, School Superintendent Beverly Hall and other officials, will visit classrooms (open press). A media avail follows.
Grady High School, 929 Charles Allen Dr., N.E.
 
Tuesday, Dec. 15
 
11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
The Secretary will join U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in announcing a partnership to promote financial education among the nation’s youth. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority CEO Richard Ketchum and area high school students who participate in financial education programs also will attend.
U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.
 
1 to 1:10 p.m.
The Secretary will hold a live video chat with the three winners of the “I Am What I Learn” video contest, which was hosted by the U.S. Department of Education and YouTube.
U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C.
 
2 to 3 p.m.
On a special edition of the Department’s “Education News Parents Can Use” broadcast, Secretary Duncan will host a national town hall meeting with students to discuss what is working and what needs improvement in the nation’s schools. He also will explore how America’s young people are responding to the President’s challenge to take responsibility for their learning and achievement. The Secretary will take comments and questions from students in a studio audience and via telephone and e-mail.
WETA Studio, 3620 S. 27th St., Arlington, VA
 
Wednesday, Dec. 16
 
9 to 10 a.m.
The Secretary will give remarks at the Federal Trade Commission’s release of Net Cetera, a new guide for parents to help them talk to their children about Internet safety. FTC Chair Jon Lebowitz and Federal Communications Commission Chair Julius Genachowski also are scheduled to attend.
Jefferson Middle School, 801 Seventh St., S.W., Washington, D.C.
 
4 to 5 p.m.
The Secretary will give remarks and congratulate the 2009 National History Teacher of the Year winner following the announcement by the Duncan Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. A Q&A with students will follow.
School Without Walls at George Washington University, 2130 G St., N.W., Washington, D.C.
 
Thursday, Dec. 17
 
No public events scheduled.
 
Friday, Dec. 18
 
No public events scheduled.
 
Saturday, Dec. 19
 
No public events scheduled.
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Great to see the Secretary promting Financial Literacy in schools. Will look out for the announcements on Tuesday

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