Education News Parents Can Use Broadcast Tuesday night, September 15, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET, will feature Secretary Duncan in a special town hall meeting, subtitled “America Goes Back to School.”
Call the show during the live broadcast. Here’s how…
During the “town hall meeting” the Secretary will engage in a live, interactive discussion via telephone, email, and video.
To contribute to the discussion:
call the show during the live broadcast, at 1-888-493-9382, between 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET.
Since May, the Secretary has been traveling throughout the country to engage a broad group of stakeholders — including parents — in an open and honest conversation about federal education policy in anticipation of the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act.
He has met with hundreds of students, parents, teachers, principals, education support staff, superintendents, professors, higher education administrators, and community leaders during his tour: “Listening and Learning: A Conversation About Education Reform”.
More information at http://www.ed.gov/edtv
More resources and information
USA.gov has an extensive list of web sites with links that provide resources for students, parents, and educators in preparation for returning to school in the fall. (http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Back_to_School.shtml)
Find statistics on students, teachers, and learning, as well as data concerning back to school shopping, lunchtime, and the rewards of staying in school (with an advanced degree, the average annual earnings of workers 18 and older in 2007 was $80,977; with a bachelor’s degree, $57,181; with only a high school diploma, $31,286; and without a diploma, $21,484).
Census Bureau’s annual Back to School feature at http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/013847.html)