Aspen Prize kicks off

The kick-off for the first Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence will be held Monday from noon to 2 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. It will be streamed live.

The $1 million prize will reward a community college that best helps students gain knowledge and skills, complete certificates or degrees and get well-paid jobs.

Among those present will be Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Jill Biden, the vice president’s wife and a community college instructor, Jamie Merisotis, president of the  Lumina Foundation for Education and Josh Wyner, executive director of the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program.

POSTED BY Joanne Jacobs
ON April 24, 2011

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