Secretary Duncan to Visit Washington, D.C. School to Discuss the Importance of Innovation and Creativity in Education

  • twitter
  • Facebook
  • google+

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Cardozo Education Campus on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, to tour Aris Pangilinan's classroom and see students demonstrate projects that both exemplify what innovation can look like in a school and highlight the creativity of students and teachers. Among other projects, students will showcase a mobile app they developed that won the Verizon Innovative App Challenge.

Following that, Secretary Duncan will participate in a press conference—along with Cardozo Principal Tanya S. Roane and teacher Alfred Rendon —to discuss the importance of creating an Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) that empowers and puts critical resources behind creative ideas to help transform teaching and learning and improve students' success. As part of the discussion, he will talk about the need to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act—also known as No Child Left Behind—with a law that not only ensures students are prepared for college, careers and life, but also delivers on the promise of equity and real opportunity for every child.