U.S. Secretary of Education to Keynote Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Award Ceremony

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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will keynote the Aspen Institute’s Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence award ceremony at 12:55 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. He will discuss the need for innovation in community colleges to increase graduation rates and improve graduates’ job placement and enrollment in four-year institutions.

The $1 million Aspen prize is given in recognition of community colleges with outstanding academic and workforce outcomes. Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden and a life-long educator, is expected to give remarks later in the afternoon.

Public attendance is by invitation only. For those unable to attend, the event will be webcast at http://as.pn/live.