U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Discuss Financial Literacy and Science Education at Events in Chicago on Thursday

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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Chicago on Thursday, March 12, for a discussion focusing on the importance of financial literacy for students’ future success and a panel discussion with science teachers on progress in education.

At 10:20 a.m. CDT, Duncan will join John Rogers, chair of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans, and participate in a discussion with business leader Mellody Hobson at an event to highlight the investment that Chicago is making in financial literacy.

Later at 12:30 p.m. CDT, Duncan will deliver remarks during the National Science Teachers Association's National Conference on Science Education. A press availability will precede the event at 12:10 p.m. CDT. During the session entitled Progress in America’s Schools: Where We Are and Where We Are Heading, Duncan will thank teachers for their hard work, give them credit for the progress the country has seen in education, and encourage them in their efforts going forward. After his remarks, he will participate in a panel discussion with science teachers.

NOTE: Members of the press should check in at the table outside W375A/B to receive a badge. Media availability will be held in room W375-C (next to the presentation room). Seating for members of the press during the remarks at 12:30 p.m. CDT, will be in the front near the stage.