Public Schedule of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
The Week Ahead: Nov. 17-21, 2014
(Schedule subject to change. All times are local.)

Monday, Nov. 17

No public events.

Tuesday, Nov. 18

No public events.

Wednesday, Nov. 19

10:30 a.m.
Secretary Duncan will join President Obama for "ConnectED to the Future," a convening with superintendents and other educators from across the country who will lead their schools and districts in the transition to digital learning. The event builds on the momentum of the ConnectED Initiative, a plan the President announced in 2013 to connect 99 percent of students to high-speed Internet and empower teachers with the technology they need to transform teaching and learning.
White House East Room, Washington, D.C.

4 p.m.
Secretary Duncan will participate in a question-and-answer session with superintendents attending ConnectED to the Future.
Eisenhower Executive Office Building, White House, Washington, D.C.

Thursday, Nov. 20

Secretary Duncan will travel to Chicago for events to spotlight effective programs on youth empowerment, college-high school dual enrollment and quality after-school activities.

1:30 p.m. CT
Ribbon cutting ceremony as part of the Chicago Wisdom Project Urban Garden dedication. The Chicago Wisdom Project aims to empower today's youth to transform themselves, their communities and the world through their creative energy—to become creators rather than mere consumers of culture.
Hales Franciscan High School, 4930 S. Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago

1:40 p.m. CT
Roundtable discussion with school leaders and officials from local postsecondary institutions about their work to increase dual enrollment offerings for students and strengthen partnerships between high school and college.
Hales Franciscan High School, 4930 S. Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago

4 p.m. CT
Visit with teachers and students participating in the After School Matters program at the Chicago Public School's Farragut Career Academy. After School Matters is a non-profit organization that offers Chicago high school teens innovative out-of-school activities through a network of public and private partnerships.
Farragut Career Academy, 2345 S. Christiana Ave., Chicago

Friday, Nov. 21

2 p.m. ET
The secretary will attend a swearing-in ceremony for new and re-appointed members of the National Assessment Governing Board. The board oversees the National Assessment of Education Progress, known to many as the Nation's Report Card.
Fairfax at Embassy Row, first floor Ballroom, 2100 Massachusetts Ave, NW. Washington, D.C.

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