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Labor Secretary Thomas Perez to Keynote The Next America: Points of Leverage

National Journal LIVE Event - Tuesday, April 8th

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Educating young minorities is critical for the United States to remain globally competitive, but in an era of tight public budgets, when and how should the nation invest in its students and new workers for the greatest return?

The latest event in National Journal's "Next America" series, which explores how America's changing demography impacts the national agenda, "The Next America: Points of Leverage" will discuss the types and timing of successful education interventions. Moderated by Atlantic Media Editorial Director Ronald Brownstein, Director of the Next Economy Project and National Journal Correspondent Amy Sullivan, and National Journal Correspondents Sophie Quinton and Janell Ross, the event will feature keynote remarks by Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, a poll presentation, two case study presentations and several panel discussions with government officials, educators, and workforce experts.

WHAT:        National Journal LIVE's "The Next America: Points of Leverage"

WHEN:        Tuesday, April 8 from 8:00 – 11:15 AM

WHERE:      The Grand Hyatt Washington, Constitution Ballroom, 
                   1000 H St. NW, Washington, DC

WHO:          
The Honorable Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor, U.S. Department 
of Labor

Leon Botstein, President, Bard College and Founder, Bard High School Early College

Vanessa Cárdenas, Vice President of Progress 2050, Center for 
American Progress

Anthony Carnevale, Ph.D., Director, Center on Education and the Workforce, Georgetown University

Matthew Chingos, Fellow, Governance Studies, Brown Center on Education Policy, Brookings Institution

Michael Cordell, Chief Academic Officer, KIPP DC

Jennifer Davis, Co-Founder and President, National Center on Time in Learning

Erica Groshen, Ph.D., Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. 
Department of Labor

Kati Haycock, President, The Education Trust

Marla McDaniel, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate, Center on Labor, 
Human Services and Population, Urban Institute

Lisa Severy, President, National Career Development Association

Ronald Brownstein, Atlantic Media Editorial Director

Sophie Quinton, Staff Correspondent, National Journal

Janell Ross, Correspondent, National Journal

Amy Sullivan, Director, The Next Economy Project and Correspondent, National Journal

RSVP: njnextamerica.eventbrite.com
Live-stream: http://www.nationaljournal.com/events
Twitter Hashtag: #NJNextAmerica
More Information:
http://www.nationaljournal.com/events/the-next-america-points-of-leverage-20140408 
This event is hosted by National Journal, and underwritten by The Annie E. Casey Foundation, The College Board and The Rockefeller Foundation. 

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