U.S. Secretary of Education to Participate in Council of Chief State School Officers’ Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.

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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver opening remarks and participate in a moderated conversation with Chris Minnich, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), during the council’s Legislative Conference on Monday, March 23, in Washington, D.C. Duncan will highlight the success of key education efforts nationwide, including the transformative work underway in states, and the need for communities, states and the federal government to continue their collaborative work to prepare students for college, careers and life. A question-and-answer session will follow.

The conference will take place March 22-24 and will focus on emerging policy issues and their impact on states. It will bring together senior leaders from state departments of education, business partners from the education community and senior leadership from national education philanthropies. CCSSO is a nationwide, nonpartisan and nonprofit membership organization of state superintendents of education. The organization is committed to reforming public education in four strategic areas: educator workforce; information systems and research; next generation learners; and standards, assessment, and accountability.