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Mt. Pleasant Officials to Meet Obama’s Education Secretary

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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

Mount Pleasant School District officials will be traveling to Colorado in February to meet with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan through a program paid for by the Ford Foundation.

Mount Pleasant is one of 150 school districts that will be participating in the federally-sponsored conference “Advancing Student Achievement through Labor-Management Collaboration” on Feb. 15 and 16 in Denver. Representing the Mount Pleasant District will be Superintendent of Schools Dr. Susan Guiney, School Board President Francine Aloi and teachers’ union President Ellen Igo.

“We have seen how good labor-management relations can create the conditions that drive student success so we want to bring together leaders in labor and management who are committed to collaboration through bold reforms,” Duncan stated in a press release.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to share our vision on a national level and to be recognized for the work our district has begun,” Guiney said.

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