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U.S. Department of Education’s Martha Kanter on Obama Administration’s 2020 Goals for Higher Ed--Nov. 7

October 31, 2011
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Martha J. Kanter, under secretary of education at the U.S. Department of Education, will discuss the Obama Administration’s 2020 goals for higher education during a public address on Monday, November 7, 5 p.m., at New York University’s Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center (100 Washington Square East [at Washington Place]).  

Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or james.devitt@nyu.edu.

Kanter’s address will focus on President Obama’s 2020 goal for the United States to have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world. She will discuss access, quality, and completion, and the role of higher education in a vibrant, democratic society.

Kanter has served as the under secretary of education since June 2009. She oversees policies, programs, and activities related to postsecondary education, adult and career-technical education, federal student aid, and five White House Initiatives on: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders; Educational Excellence for Hispanics; Historically Black Colleges and Universities; Tribal Colleges and Universities; and Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

The event, sponsored by NYU’s Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy, is free and open to the public. The general public may RSVP (required) by emailing steinhardt.sihep@nyu.edu or clicking here. For more information, call 212.998.5018.

Photo ID is required for entrance.

EDITOR’S NOTE

The Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy seeks to raise public awareness about the essential roles of colleges and universities in modern societies. The Institute supports research and sustained dialogue to enhance understanding of higher education as an institution that both reflects and influences social, cultural, racial, and economic difference. The Institute’s programs encourage collaborative relationships among scholars, institutional leaders, and policy makers and are informed by the commitment to the ideal of the university as an institution that advances the public interest. For more, go to: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/sihep/.

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U.S. Department of Education’s Martha Kanter on Obama Administration’s 2020 Goals for Higher Ed--Nov. 7

Martha J. Kanter (above), under secretary of education at the U.S. Department of Education, will discuss the Obama Administration’s 2020 goals for higher education during a public address on Monday, November 7, 5 p.m., at New York University’s Hemmerdinger Hall. The event is sponsored by NYU’s Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy.


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