U.S. Under Secretary of Education to Host Roundtable in Boston with Northeastern University Students

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U.S. Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell will host a roundtable with students at Northeastern University in Boston at noon on Thursday, Nov. 20, to discuss the Education Department’s interests and investments in higher education, and to hear from students on how their university is providing them with the resources and support to graduate and obtain rewarding careers.

Under Secretary Mitchell is in Boston for a series of events. Earlier on Thursday, he will participate in the edX Global Forum, which will bring together educators, parents, thought leaders, instructional technologists, researchers, visionaries and innovators. They will share their thoughts and experiences on pedagogical research and blended learning, and explore emerging trends in online education. After the forum, Mitchell will host a Higher Education Leaders Roundtable to provide an overview and update on President Obama and the Administration’s higher education agenda and hear from higher education leaders on their programs and other initiatives to increase graduation rates and make college more affordable.

The Obama Administration strongly believes that every child deserves the opportunity to succeed, and education is crucial to the economic strength and security of our nation and communities. The Department of Education’s work is focused on ensuring that all students receive an education that prepares them for success in life and their careers through programs such as ConnectED, School Improvement Grants, Race to the Top, as well as the Department’s work to make college more affordable and expand access to preschool.