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Business Roundtable to Host Fourth Annual Forum on No Child Left Behind


Release Date: 9.14.06

Jennifer Handt
(202) 496-3288

Business Roundtable to Host Fourth Annual Forum on No Child Left Behind

Lawmakers, Education and Business Leaders to Discuss Law's Progress and Reauthorization

WHAT: Business Roundtable, an association of 160 CEOs of leading U.S. companies, invites you to join top government, education, policy and business leaders at the fourth annual No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Forum as they provide their perspectives on progress after nearly five years of implementing NCLB, as well as their insights on and suggestions for reauthorization.

WHO: Host Arthur F. Ryan, Chairman & CEO, Prudential Financial and
Chairman, Business Roundtable Education & the Workforce Task Force

Richard Whitmire, USA Today

Thomas Luce, III, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development, Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Education

The Honorable Howard “Buck” McKeon, Chairman, House Education and the Workforce Committee

The Honorable George Miller, Ranking Member, House Education and the Workforce Committee

Reg Weaver, President, National Education Association

WHEN: Wednesday, September 20, 2006
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Continental breakfast at 9:00 a.m.; program starts at 9:30 a.m.)

WHERE: National Press Club
529 14th Street NW, Washington DC
13th Floor, Lisagor, White and Murrow Rooms


Please contact Sandra Boston at sboston@businessroundtable.org or 202-496-3286.

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Business Roundtable (www.businessroundtable.org) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies with over $4.5 trillion in annual revenues and more than 10 million employees. Member companies comprise nearly a third of the total value of the U.S. stock market and represent nearly a third of all corporate income taxes paid to the federal government. Collectively, they returned more than $110 billion in dividends to shareholders and the economy in 2005.

Roundtable companies give more than $7 billion a year in combined charitable contributions, representing nearly 60 percent of total corporate giving. They are technology innovation leaders, with $86 billion in annual research and development spending - nearly half of the total private R&D spending in the U.S.

— Press Release
Business Roundtable


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