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Marcus Robinson '94 to Moderate Town Hall Meeting with US Education Secretary

April 12, 2011

93695April 12, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — "Arne Duncan, the U.S. Department of Education secretary, will visit Indianapolis on Friday to conduct a town hall meeting at the Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School," reports the Indianapolis Star this afternoon. "Marcus Robinson, the school's principal, will serve as moderator for the invitation-only town hall meeting in the multi-purpose room at the school," adds the item.  Robinson is a 1994 graduate of DePauw University. (at left: Robinson in the hallway of his school)

"Tindley opened in 2004 and has about 400 students in grades 6 through 12 who are pursuing a degree at a selective college or university," the newspaper notes. "It has earned the Indiana Department of Education's Four Star School status, which honors the top 25 percent of public schools in the state."

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The Tindley School has strong ties to DePauw. Siri Ann Loescher '84 is one of the school's three co-founders and serves as academic dean and two DePauw alumni -- James K. Baker '53 and John Neighbours '71 -- serve on the school's board of directors. Tindley's "teacher of the year" last year was James Larson, a 2005 DePauw graduate, who was featured on MSNBC last September.