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October 16th, 2009
Rep. Grijalva Welcomes Education Secretary Duncan to Tucson Roundtable

Washington, DC – Rep. Raul Grijalva today announced that Education Secretary Arne Duncan will be holding a roundtable with local Tucson education leaders on Monday, Oct. 19. The event is being held at Ochoa Elementary at 101 W. 25th St. The two-hour event will be open to the press for video and photography and will include a classroom visit by the Congressman and Secretary Duncan.

“I am pleased to welcome Secretary Duncan to Tucson to discuss the many important education issues facing the Southern Arizona community,” said Rep. Grijalva. “This is a key opportunity for us to discuss our thoughts with him on going forward with elementary and secondary education reauthorization. Here in Southern Arizona, we are particularly interested in English language learners and teacher quality, among other issues. The people of the Seventh District have a lot to say about quality education, and this is an important chance to have their voices heard.” The roundtable will include the Congressman, the superintendents of Amphi, Flowing Wells, Sunnyside and Tucson Unified school districts, and more than 10 other officials from elementary through higher education institutions.

The event will run from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. and will include a press availability with questions and answers for the Congressman and Secretary Duncan at 9:40.

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