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Secretary Arne Duncan Meets with Superintendents at the White House (March 16, 2009)
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Representatives of the member districts of the Council of the Great City Schools meet with Secretary Arne Duncan. "We had an opportunity to learn how we might take advantage of the stimulus funds in creating and saving hundreds of programs to help our inner-city children achieve, implementing shovel-ready projects to aid in modernizing our school buildings, and investing in initiatives to provide the best school teachers and principals in underserved schools," said Council Executive Director Michael Casserly.


Secretary Arne Duncan (center) meets with some 30 urban school superintendents and board members along with other Obama administration officials to discuss how best to use the economic stimulus package to improve and advance American urban public education. The discussion was led by the Council of the Great City Schools, the coalition of the nationís largest urban public school systems. The Council's Executive Director Michael Casserly (left) and Senior Counselor to the Secretary Tony Miller (right) sat with Secretary Duncan. Representatives of the member districts of the Council of the Great City Schools meet with Secretary Arne Duncan.
Secretary Arne Duncan (center rear) with representatives of the member districts of the Council of the Great City Schools in front of the White House, where they discussed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Secretary Arne Duncan answers questions from the press after his meeting with urban superintendents at the White House, where they discussed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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