Education Secretary Duncan, Congressman Clyburn to Highlight Innovative Education Reform at KnowledgeWorks, New Tech Network STEM High School in Summerton

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Former S.C. Governor Dick Riley to join Duncan, Clyburn, students at Scott’s Branch High School to discuss New Tech approach, college and career success. Historic school will become part of New Tech Network STEM model in 2013 along with Colleton County High School.

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Congressman Jim Clyburn and former U.S. Education Secretary Richard Riley will visit Scott’s Branch High School in Summerton to speak with students about their role in the school’s “Creating a Corridor of Innovation” project.

With support from the Department's Investing in Innovation (i3) grant program,KnowledgeWorks and the Riley Institute are working with local educators and leaders to support the creation of a New Tech Network High School approach that can be sustained and replicated to increase college and career readiness at Scott’s Branch and in high-poverty rural areas regionally and nationally.

Officials from KnowlegeWorks, the Riley Institute, and New Tech Network will be available for press interviews.

Classroom visit and discussion

Scott’s Branch High School
9253 Alex Harvin Highway
Summerton, S.C.

1:15 p.m. ET on Friday, March 30

Interview and photo opportunities of participants available.

Chad Wick, founder and director, KnowledgeWorks
Brian Ross, president and chief executive officer, KnowledgeWorks
Lydia Dobyns, president, New Tech Network
Don Gordon, Executive Director, Riley Institute
Mick Zais, South Carolina Superintendent of Education
Rose Wilder, Clarendon School District Superintendent
Leila Williams, Colleton County Superintendent
Dick Riley, former secretary, U.S. Department of Education
Arne Duncan, secretary, U.S. Department of Education

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