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PRINCETON (WVVA) - The U.S. Secretary of Education says he was impressed with the commitment of the community during a recent trip to McDowell County.

Arne Duncan spoke with WVVA News Tuesday. He is among hundreds of educators and political leaders currently taking part in NBC's third-annual Education Nation Summit.

Duncan said it is crucial for schools and community partners to work together in an impoverished area such as McDowell. He says the partners in the 'Reconnecting McDowell' effort must stay the course to ensure the schools in the county are on the right track for future generations.

Watch Duncan's interview from WVVA News at Noon above.

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