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May 3, 2011

Ed Secretary encourages educators to challenge the status quo

Margaret Reist:

The U.S. Secretary of Education said Friday he was impressed with Nebraska's P-16 initiative -- a coalition of state education, business and government leaders -- and a sense of cohesion and commitment to education.

"To see all these leaders from across the state come together to really challenge the status quo and drive the state to new heights actually is extraordinarily encouraging to me," said Arne Duncan, who met Friday with state and local education leaders at the governor's mansion.

In a short news conference after a closed-door meeting with education leaders, Duncan touched on the No Child Left Behind law and the cost of college education. He said the Obama administration will invest in community colleges and in early education.
"At the end of the day, my goal and (the) president's goal is to again lead the world in college graduates," he said.

Posted by Jim Zellmer at May 3, 2011 1:29 AM
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