Brian Wilson/Office of Communications

In an address on campus April 20, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan listed five goals to be addressed within the next few years: reform of the No Child Left Behind law, increasing access to and quality of early education; bringing together school boards, management, and unions to work on reform; recruiting the next generation of teachers; and increasing the use of technology as a teaching tool.

Duncan stressed the importance of replacing retiring baby-boomer educators with high-quality teachers, noting that the Obama administration aims to recruit 1 million teachers over the next four years.