Deputy Secretary of Education to Keynote Luncheon at Citizen Schools’ Hill Day in Washington, D.C.

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Deputy Secretary of Education Jim Shelton will give luncheon remarks at the Citizen Schools' Hill Day on Thursday, April 10, at the Capitol Visitors Center in Washington, D.C. Shelton will discuss the administration’s commitment to closing the opportunity gap, expanded early learning, evidence-based practices and the value of community and school partnerships.

Shelton also will discuss the administration's efforts to reduce racial disparities in the classroom and President Obama's new initiative My Brother's Keeper aimed at creating pathways to success for men and boys of color. The initiative will focus on using results and evidence to evaluate what works—and stop what doesn't—to improve opportunities for at-risk youths, all within existing federal resources. Duncan also will highlight the Department's recently released comprehensive Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), which addresses the disparities in educational opportunities among African Americans and other students of color.

Citizen Schools' Hill Day is an annual event held in Washington, D.C., during which Citizen Schools' national and regional leadership, joined by corporate partners and students, attend meetings at the U.S. Department of Education and on Capitol Hill to speak about the organization's priorities.