Arne Duncan on the road: will be a sought after 2012 fund-raiser headliner

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WASHINGTON–Education Secretary Arne Duncan, I’m told, will be one of the most sought after Obama administration surrogates to headline megadonor events–with the campaign kicking off with President Obama’s re-election announcement on Monday morning. Duncan has a heavy government travel schedule this week–making strategic stops along the way. Click below for Duncan’s schedule.


THE WEEK AHEAD: Monday-Sunday, April 4-10

(All times local and all events subject to change)

Monday, April 4

11:30 a.m.

The Secretary will join Vice President Biden in discussing the high rates of sexual assault and violence committed against young women on college campuses across the country during an event at the University of New Hampshire.

340 Dame Road, Durham, N.H.

4:30 p.m.

The Secretary will hold a national press call with reporters to discuss the Department’s work on protecting college students from sexual assault and violence. Call-in details will be announced in advance of the call.

5:30 p.m.

The Secretary will deliver a speech at the Department of Justice’s National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention Summit highlighting the Administration’s efforts to reduce bullying in schools and keep students safe.

Renaissance Downtown Hotel, 999 Ninth St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, April 5

8:30 a.m.

The Secretary will discuss college access and completion and the importance of higher education for rural students during remarks at the National 4-H Youth Conference. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will also speak at the conference.

Aiton Auditorium Lower Level, 7100 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, Md.

10 a.m.

The Secretary will speak at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities National Capitol Forum. His remarks will highlight the need to reform No Child Left Behind and protect the Pell grant to help all students gain access to higher education. Duncan will also discuss the need for more effective minority teachers as well as efforts the Department has made to expand and reform teacher education programs at Minority-Serving Institutions.

Westin City Center Hotel, Lower Mezzanine, Ashlawn South Room, 1400 M St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

12:30 p.m.

The Secretary will deliver the keynote address at the Anti-Defamation League’s annual Leadership Conference. In his remarks, he will discuss the initiatives the Department has undertaken against bullying and discrimination to keep all students safe and learning.

Mayflower Hotel, Lobby Level, Grand Ballroom, 1127 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, April 6

8:30 a.m.

The Secretary will answer President Obama’s call for every federal government agency to be part of the solution for ending violence against women during remarks at the Department of Education’s Gender-Based Violence Summit. Duncan will discuss domestic violence as well as the problems of violence in teen dating, bullying, and sexual assault and harassment.

Sheraton National Hotel, Main Floor, South Ballroom, 900 South Orme St., Arlington, Va.


The Secretary will participate in a panel discussion with Attorney General Eric Holder at the National Action Network’s 20th Anniversary & national convention in New York City, N.Y.

811 7th Avenue (53rd St.), New York, N.Y.

Thursday, April 7

10 a.m.

The Secretary will testify before the Senate Appropriations Committee and highlight the need to protect Pell grants and move forward on ESEA reauthorization.

Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 124, Washington, D.C.

Friday, April 8

11:15 a.m.

The Secretary will hold a panel discussion with local education stakeholders, elected officials and community members to promote New Schools for New Orleans as an i3 grant winner and discuss their current progress.

KIPP Believe College Prep, 1607 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, La.

12:30 p.m.

The Secretary will deliver the keynote address and address education journalists from across the nation at the Education Writers Association’s National Seminar in New Orleans, La.

Intercontinental Hotel New Orleans, 444 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, La.

2 p.m.

The Secretary will join Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Congressman Cedric Richmond and several New Orleans community leaders to host a TEACH town hall event. Duncan will talk with college students about the President’s national initiative to recruit the next generation of great teachers through the TEACH Campaign.

Loyola University, Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, 6363 Saint Charles Ave., New Orleans, La.

Saturday, April 9

No public events scheduled.

Sunday, April 10

No public events scheduled.

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