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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published November 17, 2010

GOVERNOR MARTIN O’MALLEY TO JOIN SECRETARY OF EDUCATION ARNE DUNCAN AND NEA PRESIDENT FOR AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK



ANNAPOLIS, MD (November 17, 2010) – Governor Martin O’Malley will join U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel tomorrow at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring to speak to students and recognize American Education Week.

Governor O’Malley, Secretary Duncan, and NEA President Van Roekel will engage with students in their classrooms, and later hold a media availability at the school.

American Education Week, held November 14-20, honors teachers and support professionals who have dedicated themselves to the education of young people. Celebrated the week prior Thanksgiving, American Education Week began in 1921 as a way to generate public support for education at a time when illiteracy was a major problem.

Governor O'Malley received the America's Greatest Education Governor Award from the NEA during the Association's Annual Meeting in July. The prestigious award is presented each year to a governor who has made major, statewide efforts to improve public education. Maryland's public schools have ranked the best in the nation two years in a row by Education Week Magazine.

WHAT: Governor O’Malley, Secretary Duncan, NEA President Can Roekel to visit Montgomery Blair High School

WHEN: TOMORROW, Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 9:15 a.m.

WHERE:
Montgomery Blair High School
51 University Blvd., East
Silver Spring, MD