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Duncan: The Secretary's Media Schedule

6a00e54f8c25c9883401348668321a970c-800wi A busy week ahead for Duncan, at least in terms of media events.  New England in late summer is quite lovely, compared to swampy DC.  That's not counting the secret meetings and bunker presentations and lunches with Blackwater.


THE WEEK AHEAD: Monday–Sunday, August 30-September 5

(All Events are Eastern Daylight Time)


Monday, August 30


10-10:45 a.m.

The Secretary will hold a press conference in Albany, N.Y., on the state winning a grant in the second phase of the Race to the Top competition. New York State Capitol, Washington Avenue and Upper Swan Street, Albany, NY


11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

The Secretary will hold a roundtable discussion, “Recognizing and Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness,” at the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) headquarters. NYSUT Headquarters, 800 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, N.Y.


2:30-3:15 p.m.
The Secretary will hold a press conference in Springfield, Mass., on the state winning a grant in the second phase of the Race to the Top competition. High School of Commerce, 415 State St., Springfield, Mass.


3:30-4:45 p.m.

The Secretary will hold a community forum with administrators, teachers, parents, students and local elected officials on the topic of “Transforming Our Schools.” High School of Commerce, 415 State St., Springfield, Mass.


7:05-7:50 p.m.

The Secretary will visit Keene State College for a classroom observation and to host a discussion with prospective and current teachers, college faculty and partners. Keene State College, 229 Main St., Room N210, Keene, N.H.

7:05-7:15 p.m. -  Classroom observation

7:15-7:50 p.m. - Discussion


Tuesday, August 31

8:30-10 a.m.

The Secretary will host a roundtable discussion with teacher leaders at Bakersville Elementary School. The  focus of the conversation will be school improvement and closing the achievement gap. Bakersville Elementary, 20 Elm St., Manchester, N.H.

9:40-10 a.m. - Media availability


11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The Secretary will visit Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, participate in a discussion with military families and tour a youth center. Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Jamaica Family Recreation Area, Portsmouth, N.H.

11:10-11:55 a.m. -  Lunch with families

Noon-12:25 p.m. -  Tour youth center and participate in activities

12:25-12:30 p.m. - Media availability


2-3:30 p.m.

The Secretary and David Mineta, deputy director of demand reduction of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, will visit King Middle School, tour three Expeditionary Learning Projects with students and teachers, and hold a roundtable discussion on school safety. King Middle School, 92 Deering Ave., Portland, Maine.

2:05-2:15 p.m. - Tour

2:15-3 p.m. - Roundtable discussion

3:10-3:30 p.m. - Media availability


Wednesday, September 1


No Public Events

Thursday, September 2

9-10 a.m.

The Secretary will hold a back-to-school event with Alexandria Public Schools Superintendent Morton Sherman and teachers at T.C. Williams High School, Minnie Howard Campus, 3801 West Braddock Rd., Alexandria, Va.

Friday, September 3


No Public Events


Saturday, September 4


No Public Events


Sunday, September 5


No Public Events


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