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U.S. Education Secretary in town

Arne Duncan (Center) at the roundtable discussion Arne Duncan (Center) at the roundtable discussion

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is in Cincinnati Thursday, holding a roundtable discussion for teachers and speaking at a high school commencement.

Duncan is visiting Carson Elementary School Thursday afternoon, holding a roundtable discussion with teachers and praising the Cincinnati Public School district on its use of stimulus funds. The district used the funding for a summer enrichment program and saving teacher jobs.

Carson Elementary was chosen to host the discussion based on it making Adequate Yearly Progress for the first time in history and jumped to levels on the state's six-tiered accountability system.

Later Thursday, Secretary Duncan will give the commencement address for the Clark Montessori Junior High and High School. He is expected to discuss the importance of community service and the pivotal role that teachers serve in education.

Duncan is speaking at Clark Montessori because they were one of the finalists in the Commencement Challenge program, in which high schools all over the country competed to have a commencement speech from President Barack Obama.

FOX19's Regina Russo will have complete coverage of Duncan's visit on the FOX19 Evening News @ 6 and the FOX19 Ten o'Clock News.

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