Under Secretary Ted Mitchell to Address National Board for Education Sciences' Fall Meeting

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Under Secretary Ted Mitchell will give remarks at the National Board for Education Sciences’ (NBES) Fall Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 30 in Washington, D.C. Mitchell will discuss the Education Department’s interests and investments in higher education, including a college ratings system that would better inform students and encourage institutions to improve.

The National Board for Education Sciences is the presidentially appointed advisory panel of the Institute of Education Sciences in the U.S. Department of Education. The board performs a host of duties, ranging from reviewing and approving the research priorities of the Institute to advising and consulting with the director on the policies of the Institute. It reviews and regularly evaluates the work of the Institute to ensure that its research, development, evaluation, and statistical analyses are consistent with the standards set out in the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002.

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’s work is focused on ensuring all students receive an education that prepares them for success in life and their career, through programs including Race to the Top, ConnectED, School Improvement Grants, as well as the Department’s work to expand access to preschool and make college more affordable.