U.S. Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell will deliver the commencement address at the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Education graduation ceremony Wednesday at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore.
Mitchell will challenge the graduates to be critical catalysts for building up safe, thriving, even stronger and more hopeful communities. 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.