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Duncan Urges Schools to Join Earthquake Drill

By Alyson Klein — April 26, 2011 1 min read

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has called for schools nationwide to participate in a public earthquake drill this week. Eleven states, many of them in the New Madrid Seismic Zone, centered in southeastern Missouri, are already taking part in the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut, scheduled for 10:15 a.m. Central time on April 28.

A version of this article appeared in the April 27, 2011 edition of Education Week as Duncan Urges Schools to Join Earthquake Drill