The Week Ahead: Monday, March 10 - Friday, March 14, 2014
(All times local; information and schedule are subject to change)
Monday, March 10
Secretary Duncan will deliver brief remarks during the opening general session of the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C. The session will focus on strengthening partnerships among federal and local governments, schools, families and other organizations. Duncan also will participate in a media availability with NLC President Chris Coleman and other mayors. The media availability will take place at 10:45 a.m. in the Madison Room on the lobby level of the hotel.
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Marriott Ballroom, 2660 Woodley Rd., N.W., Washington, D.C.
Secretary Duncan will visit University of Maryland at Baltimore County to meet with school leaders and students to highlight how the school has become a leader in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Duncan also will participate in a roundtable discussion with school leaders and students, followed by visits to science labs.
University of Maryland at Baltimore County, Administration Building, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Room 1008, Baltimore, Md.
Tuesday, March 11
Secretary Duncan will visit Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School in Roxbury, Mass., for a tour and roundtable discussion with educators and members of the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities. The school, recipient of a School Improvement Grant from the Department, is currently undergoing a dramatic transformation from one of the lowest performing schools in the state to a school for academic, arts and foreign language excellence.
Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School, 906 Albany St., Roxbury, Mass.
Wednesday, March 12
Secretary Duncan will visit Worcester Technical High School—a Blue Ribbon School—in Worcester, Mass., and participate in a town hall on career and technical education with educators, community college officials and business leaders.
Worcester Technical High School, 1 Skyline Dr., Worcester, Mass.
Secretary Duncan will visit Arthur Coolidge Middle School in Reading, Mass., and hold a roundtable discussion with educators on learning and progress.
Arthur Coolidge Middle School, 89 Birch Meadow Dr., Reading, Mass.
Secretary Duncan will visit Match Charter Public High School in Boston for a discussion with educators and state and local leaders on the importance of high quality teacher preparation programs.
Match Charter Public High School, 1001 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, Mass.
Thursday, March 13
No public events.
Friday, March 14
Secretary Duncan will give remarks, followed by a question-and-answer session, at the National Association of State Boards of Education’s Legislative Policy Forum in Arlington, Va. He will highlight the President’s agenda and budget to improve education.
Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1250 South Hayes St., Arlington, Va.
Secretary Duncan will give remarks at the inaugural National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Teaching & Learning Conference. He will discuss the role of teacher leaders in transforming teaching and learning. A panel discussion on teacher leadership and how to foster it in schools will follow.
Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Pl., N.W., 3rd Floor Ballroom, Washington, D.C.