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Secretary Arne Duncan Delivers Commencement Address at St. Michael's College and Continues "Listening And Learning" Tour in Vermont (May 14, 2009)
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Secretary Duncan talks with teachers at Westford Elementary School in Westford, Vt., as part of his listening tour on education reform.


Secretary Duncan, shown here with John J. Neuhauser (left), 16th president of Saint Michael's College in Colchester, Vt., receives an honorary doctoral degree from the college. Secretary Duncan delivers the commencement address at St. Michael's College in Colchester, Vt., where he also was awarded an honorary doctoral degree.
Secretary Duncan delivers the commencement address at St. Michael's College in Colchester, Vt., to 516 graduating seniors earning bachelor's degrees and 50 graduate students earning master's degrees, and their families, together totaling some 3,000 people at the college's graduation ceremonies. Secretary Duncan has lunch with students at Barnes Elementary School in Burlington, Vt., along with Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont (left), a graduate of Saint Michael's College (vt.) class of 1961.  The visit to Barnes was part of the secretary's listening tour on education reform.
Secretary Duncan has lunch with students at Barnes Elementary School in Burlington, Vt., where he learned about Barnes' unique partnership with local farmers to provide healthy lunches made with locally grown ingredients. Secretary Duncan stops at Muddy Waters cafe in Burlington, Vt., to talk with teachers on his listening tour about education reform.
Secretary Duncan's final  stop on the Vermont leg of his listening tour on education reform was at Westford Elementary School in Westford. Here he meets with teachers and families to hear their ideas. Secretary Duncan talks with teachers at Westford Elementary School in Westford, Vt., as part of his listening tour on education reform.

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