I received this earlier today from Jeanne Ackerson, Program Support Assistant of the Department of Education -- sounds like a good opportunity to participate in a discussion about federal eduction policy.
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U.S. SECRETARY OF EDUCATION WILL HOST TELEVISED TOWN HALL: PUBLIC INVITED TO PARTICIPATE BY PHONE AND E-MAIL. (Please see attached Flyer for additional information.)
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will engage in a live discussion with parents, educators and students across the nation on the Sept. 15 broadcast of Education News Parents Can Use, the U.S. Department of Education’s monthly television series focusing on schools, learning and student success.
Secretary Duncan has been traveling the country to engage Americans in a conversation about federal education policy. The “National Town Hall Meeting,” broadcast Tuesday, Sept. 15 from 8 – 9 p.m. ET, (7 – 8 p.m. CT) will be the next stop on the Secretary’s “Listening and Learning Tour.” During the one-hour broadcast, Secretary Duncan will discuss education issues with a studio audience of parents from the Washington, D.C. area and with other participants from around the country via phone, e-mail and video messages. The conversation will include a discussion of the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. More information on how to take part in the broadcast is available at www.ed.gov/edtv.
Education News Parents Can Use airs live via satellite on the third Tuesday of each month during the school year, offering parents and others vital information about getting involved in children's learning. The program will be carried live on the Dish Network, dozens of PBS stations, and hundreds of public access and education channels. Other broadcast and cable outlets will air the show on a tape-delayed basis. A list of viewing options is available at www.ed.gov/edtv. In addition, the program will be available as an archived webcast at www.connectlive.com/events/ednews.
WHO: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
WHAT: Televised interactive “Listening and Learning” National Town Hall Meeting on education
WHEN: 8 – 9 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009
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Program Support Assistant
Department of Education
Office of Communications & Outreach
8930 Ward Parkway, Suite 2002
Kansas City, MO 64114 816.268.0401 (Phone) 816.268.0407 (Fax)