U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will highlight the progress that the country’s schools – especially those in Florida – have made thanks to the hard work and leadership of parents, teachers, principals and district and state officials and outline his vision for the future of education when he addresses the Forum Club March 9.
The noon luncheon will be held at the Cohen Pavilion at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Member tickets are $40; guest tickets ordered by members, $50; applicant tickets, $50; public tickets, $75
Duncan was named U.S. Secretary of Education by President Barak Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Jan. 20, 2009. Prior to his appointment, Duncan served as the CEO of the Chicago Public Schools from 2001-2008, becoming the longest serving big-city education superintendent in the country.
In addition to discussing the state of education, he’ll talk about the possible reworking of the No Child Left Behind law which is the main law overseeing K-12 education.
Before joining the Chicago Public Schools, Duncan ran the Ariel Education Initiative (1992-1998), a nonprofit focused on advancing educational opportunities in economically disadvantaged areas.