Time Change: Secretary Duncan to Address Principals at Noon, July 20 at NAESP Conference

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Duncan to Discuss the Principal’s Role in Elevating Teachers at NAESP’s National Leaders Conference

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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver remarks at the National Association of Elementary School Principals’ (NAESP) National Leaders Conference (NLC) at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Friday, July 20 at 12 p.m. ET. Principal leaders from across the nation have gathered in Washington, D.C. this week for the NLC to meet with lawmakers, urging them to complete ESEA reauthorization, and to champion the “Power of the Principal.”

Secretary Duncan will discuss how principals can foster school environments that support teachers and generally play a role in implementing the vision of the Department’s proposed RESPECT Project. Duncan will also discuss the importance of college- and career-ready standards to ensure that more students will graduate from high school ready to succeed.

The RESPECT Project, which stands for Recognizing Educational Success, Professional Excellence and Collaborative Teaching, is the Obama Administration’s effort to honor and elevate America’s educators. The administration’s proposed 2013 budget seeks $5 billion for a new competitive program to support states and districts working to reform the teaching profession.

A question and answer session will follow the remarks.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education Deb Deslile

Remarks at National Association of Elementary School Principals conference
Q & A following remarks

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.

Friday, July 20, 12-12:45 p.m. ET
Assistant Secretary Deb Deslile will deliver remarks following Secretary Duncan.


Established in 1921, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) serves elementary and middle school principals in the United States, Canada, and overseas. NAESP leads in the advocacy and support for elementary and middle-level principals and other education leaders in their commitment to all children.

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