U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join Gov. Chris Gregoire and state lawmakers for a discussion on the governor's education reorganization plan on Monday in Olympia.
Duncan will participate by video, making remarks and also answering questions at the noon forum in Senate Hearing Room Four of the Cherburg Building.
The governor wants to consolidate most of the state's education work into a new Department of Education. Her proposal has been passed by the Senate Education Committee. But an alternative proposal made its way through the state House.
The governor's proposal is Senate Bill 5639. The House proposal is House Bill 1849.