U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Join Roundtable Discussion with Sen. Kay Hagan and Congressman David Price in North Carolina

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan will join Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) and Congressman David Price (D-N.C.) for a discussion focused on turning around low-performing schools during a visit to Durham, N.C., on Monday, May 2. Duncan, Hagan and Price will tour the Durham Performance Learning Center, a nontraditional high school that partners with local businesses to provide students with the opportunity to earn their high school diploma through internships, job shadowing and mentoring programs. While at the school, Duncan, Hagan and Price will also visit a classroom and host a roundtable discussion with community leaders, students and teachers about the need for education reform. Following the roundtable, they will hold a media avail. During the visit, Hagan will announce her plans to introduce legislation to turn around low-performing schools.

Note to media: Please check in at the reception desk on the first floor upon arrival; press will need to be escorted to the classroom space.