Secretary Duncan and John Legend Team Up to Encourage Students to Pursue Teaching

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TEACH Town Hall at Howard University

TEACH Town Hall at Howard University

Secretary Arne Duncan and Grammy Award-winning artist John Legend visited Howard University today to encourage students to choose teaching careers. The two co-hosted a a TEACH town hall meeting with students and educators in the university’s School of Business auditorium. Legend will share his involvement in education and his work with both the TEACH and Show Me campaigns.

“With more than a million teachers expected to retire in the coming years, we have a historic opportunity to transform public education in America by calling on a new generation to join those already in the classroom,” Secretary Duncan said.

The TEACH campaign encourages more minorities, especially males, to pursue careers in the classroom. To learn more about the TEACH campaign, visit

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