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October 25, 2006

Education Secretary plans visit

Margaret Spellings, the U.S. Secretary of Education, will tour Kokomo’s Sycamore Elementary School Thursday.

Spellings will meet with U.S. Rep. Chris Chocola’s education roundtable, as well as Kokomo Superintendent Thomas Little Jr. and other Kokomo-area superintendents, for about an hour, to discuss the federal No Child Left Behind Act and best practices in education.

Little said she wants to hear from local educators what challenges they face in providing education to Indiana’s children.

She will then tour Sycamore Elementary classrooms and have a media availability before leaving for DePauw University. She will deliver remarks on educating citizens to compete and succeed in the new global economy at the DePauw Discourse 2006 at DePauw University's Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m.







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