Deputy Education Secretary to Engage in Conversation about Philanthropy in Education

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U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education, Tony Miller, will address education experts, school officials and philanthropic leaders during the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ symposium, “Philanthropy and Public Education,” at noon on Friday, June 24. The event will be held at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.

Miller will join leaders from a number of organizations, such as the Alliance for New York City Schools, Boston Plan for Excellence, Consortium on Chicago School Research, Gates Foundation, Harvard Graduate School of Education, JPMorgan Chase, Math for America, Nellie Mae Education Foundation, New York City Department of Education, and the Wallace Foundation, in seeking new ways to boost and better utilize private funding in education. In his remarks, Miller will discuss how private foundations and independent funds can impact elementary and secondary education, and he will highlight ways to encourage more rigorous and consistent evaluations of philanthropic projects.

NOTE TO EDITORS: For more information and to RSVP, please contact: Paul Karoff, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 617 576-5043 or [email protected].