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USDE: Duncan Goes Back To Harvard

image from www.crimsoncanopy.com Lots of speeches and one supposedly big announcement in Arne Duncan's media schedule this week, but the highlight for Duncan is probably a return to Harvard to participate in graduation ceremonies on Thursday.  It's his class's 25th anniversary -- time flies! -- and he was apparently picked as some sort of representative of the class.  I'm sure there'll be lots of graduates heading into TFA and other quick-drying teaching programs to cheer him.  

THE WEEK AHEAD: Sunday, May 22, through Saturday, May 28

(Information/Schedule Subject to Change)

Sunday, May 22

No public events 
Monday, May 23

Noon EDT
Secretary Duncan will give remarks on the importance of widespread community support for school reform to succeed at the 4th annual conference of Communities for Public Education Reform, Hilton Alexandria Mark Center,  Plaza Ballroom, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, Va. 
Tuesday, May 24

8:30 a.m.
Secretary Duncan will deliver keynote remarks on the importance of postsecondary education and the President's national goal of leading the world in college graduates by 2020 at the Jobs for America’s Graduates’ (JAG) fifth annual National Thought Leader event. Columbus Club, Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C.  
11:30 a.m.
Secretary Duncan will give remarks on lessons from the International Summit on the Teaching Profession at the symposium, “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants,” sponsored by the National Center on Education and the Economy.  The symposium will focus on creating a reform agenda in the U.S. based on strategies used by the countries with the best student achievement.  American Association for the Advancement of Science building, 1200 New York Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.  
7:00 p.m.
Secretary Duncan will give brief remarks on the importance of recruiting, training, supporting and compensating teachers at the D.C. premiere of American Teacher, a documentary from The Teacher Salary Project about the state of education in this country as seen through the experiences of classroom teachers in our nation’s public schools. George Washington University, Jack Morton Building, 805 21st St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, May 25

10:00 a.m. 
Secretary Duncan and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius will make a major announcement on early childhood education.  U.S. Department of Education Barnard Auditorium, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Washington, D.C.    
Thursday, May 26
8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Secretary Duncan will participate in Harvard University’s 360th commencement exercises as Chief Marshall, selected from the ranks of his 25th reunion class to serve in this role.  He will greet classes as they proceed into Harvard Yard for the morning ceremonies and be seated on stage with Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at the annual meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association. Harvard Yard, Cambridge, Mass.

Friday, May 27
No public events



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