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Monday, July 26, 2010

Secretary Duncan to deliver major speech Tuesday, 7/27, at National Press Club

Secretary Duncan to deliver major speech Tuesday, 7/27, at National Press Club

 

Secretary Duncan will be delivering an important speech tomorrow, Tuesday, July 27th, at the National Press Club, where he will take stock of ongoing reform efforts and the major changes they are spurring on at the state and local levels.  He will discuss the outlook for reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Obama administration's blueprint for reform and the proper role for the federal government in K-12 education.

 

The event will be webcast live by the National Press Club, and you can access the speech by going to www.press.org and clicking on the link that says “Calendar.”  Once in the calendar, go to the right-hand side of the page, and click on “Arne Duncan.”  The webcast will pop up.  You will not be able to access this link until about 12:50 p.m., just a few minutes before Secretary Duncan begins his remarks. The remarks are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session.

 

 

Arne Duncan to Hold Live Radio Town Hall Meeting with Nation’s Teachers

 

On Thursday, July 29, Secretary Duncan will take part in a live town hall meeting with the nation’s teachers on Sirius/XMs Satellite Radio’s POTUS public affairs channel.  The program will air from 11:00 AM ET-12:00 PM ET and will feature a studio audience of teachers from a cross-section of public schools, drawing from a variety of districts, grade levels, and disciplines.  Tim Farley, host of POTUS’s “The Morning Briefing,” will moderate the event.

 

Since his appointment in 2009, Secretary Duncan has spoken with thousands of teachers from around the United States to gather input on the Obama administration's blueprint for K-12 education reform.  As Congress prepares to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the purpose of this town hall is for teachers to voice their ideas and concerns directly to the Secretary and to discuss the critical issues in education with the educators who work daily in America’s classrooms.  In addition to the studio audience, those listening to the program online or via radio will be able to call in free of charge with questions and comments.

 

The town hall will be broadcast on channel 110 on Sirius Radio and channel 130 on XM.  Nonsubscribers may access the program free of charge through these live online feeds by going to www.xmradio.com and clicking on “Free Online Trial.” 

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