Thursday, September 10, 2009

News Parents Can Use---America Goes Back to School: A National Town Hall Meeting with Arne Duncan - Tuesday, September 15, 2009, 8-9 p.m.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is 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 Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Already, the secretary has met with hundreds of mothers and fathers, students, teachers, principals, education support staff, superintendents, college professors, higher education administrators, and community leaders during his national tour, "Listening and Learning: A Conversation About Education Reform."

The September edition of Education News parents will have a chance to offer the Secretary their suggestions and their hopes about reforming education in the United States in a public dialogue addressing topics of importance to schools, families, and communities.

Education News is a monthly television program that focuses on schools, learning and student success. On the third Tuesday of each month during the school year, Education News airs live via satellite, offering parents and anyone else with an interest in education vital information about getting involved in children's learning. To learn more about the broadcast and where to watch please visit: http://www.ed./ <> gov/news/av/ video/edtv/ index.html