U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Deliver Commencement Address at North Carolina Central University

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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver remarks at North Carolina Central University's commencement ceremony Saturday in Durham. The Secretary will congratulate the 650 graduates and speak to the audience of more than 5,000 about using innovative approaches to solving some of the world's most pressing problems.

In today's economy, a high school diploma just isn't enough. Students have to reach higher, which is why First Lady Michelle Obama is working to rally the country around the President's goal for America to once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world. The Reach Higher initiative is the First Lady's effort to inspire every student in America to take charge of their future by completing their education past high school, whether at a professional training program, a community college, or a four-year college or university.

The commencement exercises will be carried live at nccu.edu/live.