U.S. Department of Education Deputy Secretary Tony Miller will travel to Greensboro, N.C., tomorrow, Aug. 7, to discuss the Obama Administration’s education reform initiatives as he welcomes students on the opening day of the STEM Early College at North Carolina A&T University (NC A&T). Deputy Secretary Miller also will deliver the keynote address at North Carolina Chamber’s fourth annual education summit.
At 8:45 a.m. ET, Miller will join Harold Martin, chancellor of NC A&T; Maurice “Mo” Green, superintendent of Guildford County Schools; Stacey Alston, principal of the STEM Early College and area business leaders in welcoming students on their first day of classes. The new school, Guilford County’s second early college, will provide an interdisciplinary approach using critical thinking skills for highly motivated, high-performing students with an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. It will serve 50 ninth-grade students in its initial year, building a new class of ninth graders in subsequent years.
At 10:15 a.m. ET, Miller will give keynote remarks at North Carolina Chamber’s education summit, which is entitled “Think Jobs: Preparing Tomorrow’s Workforce.” He will address the need for the business community to advocate and invest in education reform and improved outcomes, and the importance of education to the nation’s economic future. He also will discuss the Obama Administration’s efforts to make college costs more affordable and transparent, as part of the President’s larger goal to once again lead the world in college completion by 2020.