This Friday, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to the University of Richmond where he will join Congressman Eric Cantor (VA-7) and a panel of local education leaders and students for a roundtable discussion on the importance of making the cost of college more transparent for students and families. There will be a brief media availability immediately following the roundtable.
This past summer, the U.S. Department of Education updated its College Affordability and Transparency Lists as part of the administration's ongoing effort to increase transparency around the cost of college. The updated lists highlight institutions with the highest tuition prices, highest net prices, and institutions whose costs are rising at the fastest rates.
Earlier Friday afternoon, Duncan will discuss state leadership and school reform in closed-press remarks to the Council of Chief State School Officers’ annual policy conference meeting at the Jefferson Hotel in downtown Richmond.