Secretary Duncan to Address 2014 Building a GradNation Summit

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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will address the 2014 Building a GradNation Summit sponsored by the America's Promise Alliance Monday in Washington, D.C.  Acting Assistant Secretary Michael Yudin will also participate in a panel discussion at the event.

Secretary Duncan will highlight the progress that has been made so far on comprehensive education reform and stress the need to continue moving forward. He'll also discuss high school graduation rates and the need to focus on college grad rates, as well.

Meanwhile, Acting Assistant Secretary Yudin, who heads the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, will participate in a panel discussion examining the findings from the annual Building a GradNation Report.  Yudin will discuss challenges, as well as promising practices, to reach a 90 percent graduation rate by 2020.

The Building a GradNation Summit is the annual focal point of the GradNation Campaign, a large and growing movement of dedicated individuals, organizations and communities pulling together to empower more young Americans to graduate from high school on time and ready for college, careers, and thriving adulthood.