Media Advisory


Las Vegas, Nevada - Nov. 18, 2011
The Nevada System of Higher Education and the College of Southern Nevada are encouraging the public to attend a town hall discussion about education and the economy with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Tuesday, Nov. 29.
Moderated by Chancellor Dan Klaich, the panel discussion will include community leaders in an open dialogue about education issues impacting student achievement and economic competitiveness.

"Nevada's education system plays a critical role in our state's economy and will take on an even greater role as we seek to create a better educated workforce and to better align our education system with economic opportunities," said Klaich. "Nevada's students are our future and it will take a community effort to make sure we are providing them with the right access and quality to ensure their success and ultimately, the success of our state."

The town hall meeting is open to students, parents, educators, administrators and members of the community.

WHAT: Public town hall on education and the economy with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and community leaders

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, 10:15-11:15 a.m.

WHERE: CSN Nicholas J. Horn Theatre, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., North Las Vegas, NV 89030

R.S.V.P.: Please send your name, organization, and contact information to EDTownHalls@ed.gov. Questions may be directed to Intergovernmental@ed.gov.

About the College of Southern Nevada
Founded in 1971 and educating thousands of students a semester, the College of Southern Nevada (csn.edu) is the state's largest and most ethnically diverse higher education institution. CSN offers more than 200 degree and certificate options in more than 130 areas of study, including 25 degree and certificate programs available entirely online. Students create flexible, personalized schedules, including day, evening, and weekend classes taught on three main campuses and multiple locations throughout Southern Nevada. CSN - Your future starts here.
About the Nevada System of Higher Education
The Nevada System of Higher Education, comprised of two doctoral-granting universities, a state college, four comprehensive community colleges and one environmental research institute, serves the educational and job training needs of the nation's fastest growing state. NSHE provides educational opportunities to more than 105,400 students and is governed by the Nevada Board of Regents.
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