Under Secretary Ted Mitchell to Address New York Times’ Schools for Tomorrow Conference

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U.S. Under Secretary Ted Mitchell will engage in a conversation with David Leonhardt, managing editor of the New York Times’ The Upshot, at the New York Times’ fourth annual Schools for Tomorrow conference at 11:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9, in New York City. Titled “Getting Your Money’s Worth,” the conversation will focus on the Department’s plan, now in development, to create a college rating system focused on access, affordability and outcomes.

The conference, titled, “Disruptions in the Lecture Hall,” will bring together some 400 elected officials and leaders from business, academia, technology, think tanks, philanthropy and social entrepreneurs as well as authors reporters from the New York Times to discuss such topics as finding new pathways to college, who finishes college, putting assessment to the test, the 21st century community college, and getting to college ready.

NOTE TO MEDIA: (from the Schools for Tomorrow web site):
If you are a member of the media and would like to be considered for a press pass to cover this conference, please send your request to [email protected]. Please be sure to include your full name, job title, email address, Twitter handle, contact information and publication name and web address. If you are a freelancer, please include examples of your work and an idea of where you would pitch pieces on this conference.