Fresh off of news that teacher quality was improving in CPS (Chicago schools make gains in hiring better grade of teachers), Arne Dunca joined several other big-city schools chiefs (Rhee, Klein, Hall) in testifying before Congress today.
The focus was on the challenges and successes of urban education reform.
See below for the announcement. I'm working on getting the statement he delivered.
Oh, here it is: Arne Duncan (PDF).
Advisory: House Education Committee to HoldHearing on Challenges and Successes in Urban Education Reform
superintendents of NYC, DC, Chicago and Atlanta Schools to Hold Press
Availability before Hearing
WASHINGTON, D.C. –
On Thursday, July 17, the House Education and Labor Committee will hear from mayors
and school superintendents of major U.S.
cities, including New York City, Washington, D.C., Chicago,
and Atlanta, at
a hearing on their challenges and successes in working to improve public
Just before the hearing, at 9:15 a.m.,
U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-CA), the chairman of the Committee, will hold a
press availability with the mayors, superintendents, and other lawmakers.
WHAT: House Education Committee to Hold Hearing on “Mayor and
Superintendent Partnerships in Education: Closing the Achievement Gap,” preceded
by a press availability
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, New York
I. Klein, New York City
Mayor Adrian M.
Fenty, District of Columbia
Rhee, DC Public Schools
Arne Duncan, Chief
Executive Officer, Chicago
Beverly L. Hall, Superintendent, Atlanta
WHEN: Thursday, July 17, 2008
9:15 a.m. EDT
press availability; 10:00 a.m. EDT hearing
WHERE: Press Availability and Hearing:
House Education and Labor Committee Hearing Room
2175 Rayburn House
NOTES FOR PLANNING
PURPOSES: Please note that due to limited seating, reporters are encouraged to
reserve seats through the Press Office. Only credentialed members of the news
media will be permitted to take photographs and use seating reserved for the
news media. Television crews planning to attend the hearing or the press
availability should notify the committee in advance by calling Rachel Racusen
at 202-226-0853 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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