Senior Education Official to Deliver Opening Remarks at Event Honoring Organizations That Help Students Graduate High School College- and Career-Ready

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Assistant Deputy Secretary Nadya Chinoy Dabby will deliver opening remarks today at an event in Washington, D.C., to honor organizations that help students graduate from high school ready for college or a career. The event is being hosted by DC Promise Neighborhood (DCPNI) and AT&T. DCPNI is one of 30 organizations that AT&T will award $12.5 million to for its work in the community, including boosting graduation rates and fighting chronic school absenteeism. In addition, DCPNI is one of 58 Promise Neighborhoods across the United States selected by ED to design and develop a cradle—to—career pipeline for children to ensure that they obtain a quality education, graduate from college or a vocational school, and grow up to have successful careers and communities. DCPNI’s efforts include more than 30 partners, working closely with schools, residents, city agencies and other stakeholders to improve academic, health, and career outcomes for DC students and their families. The Obama Administration strongly believes that every child deserves the opportunity to succeed, and education is crucial to the economic strength and security of our nation and communities. The Department of Education’s work is focused on ensuring all students receive an education that prepares them for success in life and their career, through programs including Promise Neighborhoods, School Improvement Grants, Race to the Top, and ConnectED, as well as ED's work to expand access to preschool.