Duncan, Holder in Chicago to discuss teen violence
CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says he believes Chicago is going to lead a national conversation on how to combat youth violence.
Duncan and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder met with Chicago Mayor Richard Daley on Wednesday to discuss the issue. Afterward, Duncan said he was encouraged by the talk.
The federal officials traveled to Chicago to meet with political and education leaders to discuss youth violence in the wake of the beating death of Derrion Albert, 16. Four teens have been charged in his death.
Duncan and Holder plan to meet privately with students and parents. They'll also hold a news conference with Ron Huberman, who replaced Duncan as chief executive officer of Chicago Public Schools.
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