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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Date Released: 
03.30.2012
Contact: 
Byron McCauley
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Contact Phone: 
(513) 929-1310
Location: 
CINCINNATI

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.

WHAT: Classroom visit and discussion

WHERE: Scott’s Branch High School9253 Alex Harvin HighwaySummerton, S.C.

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

PHOTO/ INTERVIEW OPS: Interview and photo opportunities of participants available.

GUESTS INCLUDE: Chad Wick, founder and director, KnowledgeWorksBrian Ross, president and chief executive officer, KnowledgeWorksLydia Dobyns, president, New Tech NetworkDon Gordon, Executive Director, Riley InstituteMick Zais, South Carolina Superintendent of EducationRose Wilder, Clarendon School District SuperintendentLeila Williams, Colleton County SuperintendentDick Riley, former secretary, U.S. Department of EducationArne Duncan, secretary, U.S. Department of Education.

KnowledgeWorks is bringing the future of learning to America’s high schools and creating widespread, lasting change in the communities and states we serve. Our portfolio of high school approaches includes New Tech Network high schools, EDWorks high school redesign, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and Early College High Schools.