White House Convening of State Education Leadership: December, 8, 2015

I am honored to have been invited to the White House on Tuesday, Dec. 8 to meet with other state education leaders to discuss federal education initiatives.

Here is the reading list and agenda:

Pre-reading Material

High School Redesign

Tuition-Free Community College

Dual Enrollment

Computer Science

College Scorecard


Event Agenda

  • Remarks and Q&A with Secretary Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education
  • Panel Discussions
    • Panels will be led by Senior Administration officials, but will highlight work that is being done in several states across these issues.
  • College Opportunity and Affordability Panel
    • Topic: Tuition Free Community College and College Affordability
  • K-12 Panel
    • Topics: Rethinking High School Design, and Computer Science for All
  • Early Education Panel
    • Topics: Early Learning, Pre-K for All


  • Breakout/ Collaboration Sessions:
    • Participants will attend two Breakout Sessions, and will have the chance to collaborate with State Education Leaders from across the country to discuss policy and legislation.
      •         Early Education and Early Learning
      •         High School Redesign
      •         Computer Science For all
      •         Tuition Free Community College and Dual Enrollment
      •         Early FASFA and Scorecard
  • Remarks and Q & A with John King, Delegated Deputy Secretary and Incoming Acting Secretary, U.S. Department of Education

3:30 PM Guests Depart

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