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US education secretary to visit Chicago school

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U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will visit Chicago for a pair of events on Monday.

Duncan will visit Benito Juarez Community Academy and take part in a round-table discussion with staff from the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

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Students, parents and teachers will discuss work at the academy and progress toward increasing graduation rates, as well as access for Hispanics to postsecondary programs.

Duncan will also attend a dinner meeting at the Economic Club of Chicago and join Wendy Kopp for a moderated wide-ranging discussion on education issues. Kopp is CEO of Teach for All and founder of Teach for America. Local business and civic leaders will attend the dinner.

Online:

Juarez Academy: http://benitojuarezhs.weebly.com/

White House Initiative: http://tinyurl.com/py4rlt9

Teach for all: http://teachforall.org

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