The Week Ahead: June June 16-21, 2013
(All times local; information and schedule are subject to change)
Sunday, June 16
Secretary Duncan will give remarks at the McKinley Technology High School graduation in Washington, D.C. McKinley Tech is the only D.C. public high school specializing in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills, with students selecting a focus area in information technology, biotechnology, engineering or mass media.
Trinity University, 2nd floor Trinity Center, 125 Michigan Ave., N.E.., Washington, D.C.
Secretary Duncan will give remarks during the medallion ceremony for this year’s class of U.S. Presidential Scholars. The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program honors 141 of the nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. Duncan will congratulate the scholars for their outstanding academic and artistic achievements, their leadership and their public service. During the ceremony, each scholar will be presented with the Presidential Scholar Medallion on behalf of the White House.
Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.
Monday, June 17
No public events.
Tuesday, June 18
Secretary Duncan will testify before the Senate Budget Committee on the U.S. Department of Education’s FY2014 budget.
Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 608, Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, June 19
No public events.
Thursday, June 20
Secretary Duncan will visit a classroom at St. Benedict Center for Early Childhood Education. He will also participate in a roundtable discussion with local leaders where he will highlight the President’s plan to expand early learning opportunities to more children.
St. Benedict Center for Early Childhood Education, 946 S. 25th St., Louisville, Ky.
Secretary Duncan will visit a classroom and participate in a town hall at the Middletown YMCA to discuss the importance of the President’s early learning proposals.
Miami University Middletown YMCA, 4200 N. University Blvd., Middletown, Ohio
Secretary Duncan will participate in a panel discussion at the National PTA’s Pre-Conference Town Hall on Bullying Prevention. The discussion will focus on strategies for educators, parents and community members to implement bullying prevention programs.
Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Level 3, Junior Ballroom A/B, Cincinnati, Ohio
Friday, June 21
Secretary Duncan will participate in a roundtable at the San Francisco City Hall where he will discuss San Francisco’s K2C Program with Mayor Edwin Lee, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, and San Francisco Treasurer Jose Cisneros.
San Francisco City Hall, 1 Polk St., San Francisco, Calif.
Secretary Duncan will participate in a question-and-answer session about improving the nation’s education system at the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) led by PPIC President Mark Baldassare. Discussion topics will include the importance of early learning, California districts seeking a waiver under the No Child Left Behind law, and the future of higher education.
Bechtel Center, 500 Washington St., San Francisco, Calif.