The Week Ahead: Monday, March 17 - Friday, March 21, 2014
(All times local; information and schedule are subject to change)
Monday, March 17
Secretary Duncan will deliver remarks at the Council of Chief State School Officers’ Legislative Conference. Duncan will discuss the president’s education priorities and the administration’s commitment to taking action on behalf of the nation’s students: expanding access to high-quality preschool; extending Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility; expanding broadband access in schools through the ConnectEd initiative; and providing funding for professional development for teachers.
Washington Marriott at Metro Center, Grand Ballroom, 775 12th St., N.W., Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, March 18
No public events.
Wednesday, March 19
Secretary Duncan will travel to Los Angeles for events spotlighting excellence in education.
Secretary Duncan will join Los Angeles Unified School Superintendent John Deasy in visiting the Hollywood FamilySource Center. The center is using funds from the Education Department's Promise Neighborhoods program to serve as a “one-stop shop” for families by offering free youth and adult education and training programs. Secretary Duncan will hold a roundtable discussion spotlighting how the center is uniquely focused on parent engagement efforts that have strengthened local schools and the community. The center illustrates the potential of President Obama's Promise Zones Initiative, designed to create a better bargain for the middle-class by partnering with local communities and businesses to create jobs, increase economic security and expand educational opportunities. Press availability follows at 11 a.m. Hollywood FamilySource Center, 1075 N. Western Ave. #110, Los Angeles
Secretary Duncan will give brief remarks and be interviewed by Abraham Madkour, executive editor of Sports Business Journal, as part of the 2014 IMG World Congress of Sports conference. The secretary will engage in a discussion with sports leaders and athletes about how they can more effectively help advance education, including supporting turnarounds of struggling schools and recruiting more minority men as teachers.
St. Regis Monarch Beach, 1 Monarch Beach Resort N., Dana Point, Calif.
Thursday, March 20
No public events.
Friday, March 21
Secretary Duncan will join Attorney General Eric Holder and Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine E. Lhamon in discussing the importance of universal access to preschool and the need to reduce unnecessary and unfair school discipline practices and other barriers to equity and opportunity at all levels of education.
J.O. Wilson Elementary School, 660 K St. N.E., Washington, D.C.