Monday, September 17, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary Visits Topeka

Students from Topeka Public Schools will take part in U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s visit to the Brown v Board National Historic Site on Tuesday, September 18.  The Topeka High School drum line will perform before the noon ceremony begins.  Williams Magnet School students will sing Home on the Range and Hope Street Academy student Brionna James will lead the pledge of allegiance.  Dr. Beryl New, principal at Highland Park High School and a former student at Monroe Elementary, will deliver remarks before Secretary Duncan’s comments.  Students from each of Topeka Public Schools five high schools will also be involved in meetings with the Assistant Deputy Secretary of Education Russlyn Ali as part of Constitution Week.