WASHINGTON - U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller will give opening remarks at the Education Network Meeting for the 2011 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Conference on Tuesday, March 8 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington. Miller will serve as the co-chair of the opening session on 21st-Century Skills and Competencies, during which he will discuss the importance of preparing the next generation of young leaders and increasing our students’ competitiveness across these member economies.
The audience will include APEC Education Network members who represent their respective ministries of education from 21 different economies around the world. APEC's 21 member economies include include Australia; Brunei Darussalam; Canada; Chile; People's Republic of China; Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Japan; Republic of Korea; Malaysia; Mexico; New Zealand; Papua New Guinea; Peru; The Republic of the Philippines; The Russian Federation; Singapore; Chinese Taipei; Thailand; United States of America; and Viet Nam. APEC is a group of Pacific Rim countries who work together to improve economic and political ties.