Secretaries Duncan and Sebelius to make Major Announcement on Race to the Top and Early Learning at Town Hall with Stakeholders, and on National Press Call, Wednesday in D.C.

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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius will hold a town hall with early childhood stakeholders on Wednesday, May 25, in the Department of Education’s Barnard Auditorium. The secretaries will make a major announcement about Race to the Top and early learning. Duncan and Sebelius will be joined by George Kaiser, Founder of The George Kaiser Family Foundation as well as Chairman of BOK Financial Corp. and GBK Corporation; Brigadier General (Ret.) Clara L. Adams-Ender; Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams; and Ralph Smith, Executive Vice President, Annie E Casey Foundation.

In addition to the major announcement, Duncan and Sebelius will discuss Race to the Top and early learning initiatives and the importance of their collaboration on early learning to improve the health, social, emotional and educational outcomes for young children from birth to age 5. The other guest speakers will discuss the importance of early childhood investment in building strong and safe communities, developing leaders who can strengthen our national security and developing an educated workforce we need to win the future.

A question and answer period with stakeholders and then media availability will follow the remarks.

Duncan and Sebelius will hold a national press call after the town hall event to discuss the Obama administration’s early childhood initiatives and Race to the Top.