OFFICE OF CITY OF SACRAMENTO 915 I STREET, 5TH FLOOR
MAYOR KEVIN JOHNSON CALIFORNIA SACRAMENTO, CA 95814
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joaquin McPeek
Monday, August 24, 2009 Phone: 916-808-5440
Mayor Kevin Johnson Announces Visit of US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
Secretary Duncan to Headline Mayor Johnson's Education Summit in Sacramento this September
SACRAMENTO, CA -- Today Mayor Kevin Johnson announced that US Secretary of Education Arne
Duncan will be visiting Sacramento to headline his education summit on September 3rd.
During the summit, Secretary Duncan will be addressing a broad spectrum of youth, policy, education,
and community leaders in an effort to inform the region about strides his department is making to
improve the education system in the US and how Sacramento can become a leader in education reform
“This is an opportunity for Sacramento to hear and learn from one of the world leaders of education
reform. This is a great day for our city and I am very excited,” Mayor Johnson said.
The announcement came as Mayor Johnson also released an education “white paper”, a follow-up
product from the first education summit he held in March.
The ideas presented in the white paper are focused in the areas of accountability, high quality teachers
and principals, parent engagement, educational options and resource development.