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Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will be one of several high-profile speakers at the "Education for Innovation: A Digital Town Hall," scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 8:45 a.m. EST.

Here's the rundown:

This event will explore how we can cultivate tomorrow's thinkers and entrepreneurs to sustain economic and educational success.

  • An announcement from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Angel Gurría, Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), on the standing of U.S. students in reading, math and science literacy compared to other countries around the world;
  • A two-way conversation with Secretary Duncan and students, teachers and administrators from Olin College of Engineering (Needham, Mass.) and the School of Science and Engineering Magnet (Dallas, TX);
  • Robert D. Atkinson, President of The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation discuss the results from a new report on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education released that morning; and
  • An interview with Thomas L. Friedman on U.S. competitiveness, innovation and economic growth.