U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education to lead discussion in Mt. Vernon | News
MT. VERNON, IL (KFVS) - The U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education and special assistant for community colleges will be in Mt. Vernon for a round table discussion on September 19.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller and Sue Liu, special assistant for community colleges in the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will travel to Continental Tire’s production facility in Mt. Vernon, Ill., where they will tour the facility and lead a roundtable discussion with representatives from the company, Rend Lake College, and other local business and education leaders.
This is part of the U.S. Department of Education’s third annual back-to-school bus tour.
The roundtable discussion will focus on partnerships that have been forged among community colleges, businesses, and industry in the area and the connection between education and jobs.
Secretary Duncan and his senior leaders are traveling the country from Sept. 12-21, leading a series of events that push the message that Education Drives America.
Besides Mt. Vernon, some of the other stops include Sacramento, Calif.; Reno, Nev.; Salt Lake City; Cheyenne, Wyo.; Denver; Topeka, Kan.; Kansas City, Mo.; Evansville, Ind.; Lexington, Ky.; Charleston, W.Va.; Roanoke, Va.; Richmond, Va.; and Washington, D.C.
Liu will also travel to Rend Lake College in Ina, Ill., where she will tour the campus and discuss ways to help students succeed in college and careers through morning sessions with faculty and undergraduates. Liu will lead a discussion with local school district superintendents about creating a college-bound culture for K-12 students.
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