U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will hold a town hall with the Oregon Education Association at 4:45 p.m. PT Wednesday, Oct. 12, at H.B. Lee Middle School in Portland. He will meet with educators to learn about local successes and challenges in education, discuss the Department's efforts to improve education, and to highlight the President's proposal to support and save teachers' jobs in Oregon and across the country through the American Jobs Act.
That evening at 8 p.m., Secretary Duncan, joined by Gov. John Kitzhaber, will address business, political and civic leaders from across Oregon during his keynote address at the Oregon Business Association's annual Statesman Dinner. Duncan will discuss how statewide and national reform efforts will further the President's efforts to boost the economy through education.