[NHDOE-ETNews] Student Voices on Education: A National Town Hall Meeting with Arne Duncan on 11/24/09

Higgins, Cathy CHiggins at ed.state.nh.us
Thu Nov 5 19:11:28 EST 2009

The following information is from the U.S. Department of Education.


Dr. Cathy Higgins, State Director of Educational Technology
Office of Educational Technology, NH Department of Education
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Subject: The NOVEMBER 24, 2009 edition of Education News Parents Can Use - NOTE SPECIAL DATE & TIME
November edition of Education News Parents Can Use

TIME: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. ET

Replaces original broadcast date and time of the November edition of Education News:
November 17, 2009
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET

NOTE: The satellite coordinates have not changed (see below for coordinates).


Education News Parents Can Use
A television series about ways to ensure children's educational success

Tuesday, November 24, 2009  2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET
"Student Voices on Education: A National Town Hall Meeting with Arne Duncan"

"What you make of your education will decide nothing less than the future of this country. The future of America depends on you. What you're learning in school today will determine whether we as a nation can meet our greatest challenges in the future."  -- President Barack Obama

On November's special edition of Education News Parents Can Use, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will host a special national town hall forum with students to discuss what is working and what needs improvement in our nation's schools.   The secretary also will explore how America's young people are responding to the President's challenge to take responsibility for their learning and achievement.  Live from the PBS television station, WETA, Secretary Duncan will take comments and questions from students in the studio audience and others throughout the nation via telephone and e-mail.  The conversation will focus on improving the quality of student's educational experiences; their aspirations for college and future careers; contributions to civic life through volunteer service; and, critical influences on young people's decision-making and academic choices.

This special event is one stop on Secretary Duncan's national tour, "Listening and Learning: A Conversation About Education Reform," which is gathering input on the administration's education agenda, including: early childhood learning, parental responsibility, stronger academic standards, teacher quality, health and safety, workforce development, and higher education.  The secretary is talking with a broad group of education stakeholders-including students-in an open and honest conversation about federal education policy.

Already during this national tour, the secretary has traveled to some 30 states and has met with hundreds of students, teachers, parents, principals, education support staff, superintendents, college professors, higher education administrators, and community leaders.  Throughout the hour-long program, students will have a chance to offer the secretary their thoughts and hopes about education in the United States. The public dialogue will address topics of importance to students, families, and communities, including:

*       Why is it important for students to assume personal responsibility for their education?
*       Why is a college education more important than ever before? What federal, state, local, private, and philanthropic programs and initiatives are helping students achieve their postsecondary goals?
*       How can we make postsecondary education more affordable for American families?
*       What can be done in school, the home, and the community to teach and reinforce civic virtues, our democratic traditions, and a sense of civic pride?
*       What are the key influences on student's personal and academic choices?
*       How can students achieve academic and personal success in the 21st Century?

The show will feature an update on the "I Am What I Learn" student video contest.  Visit www.ed.gov/iamwhatilearn<http://www.ed.gov/iamwhatilearn> to learn more.

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Attention: Join the Discussion: We want to hear from you-students, parents, and teachers!

PURPOSE: Education News Parents Can Use is asking the public to submit to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's attention original commentary about America's education system via telephone, email or video.  Mr. Duncan is currently conducting a national conversation on education as he travels throughout the country to engage a broad group of education 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.  (Learn more about the Elementary and Secondary Education Act at www.ed.gov<http://www.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/esea02/index.html>)

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Satellite Coordinates

All feeds are analog:

Satellite: Galaxy 19
Transponder/Channel: 16C
Orbital Location: 97ºW
Downlink Frequency: 4020 MHz
Polarity: Horizontal
Audio: 6.2 or 6.8

Satellite: Galaxy 18
Transponder/Channel: 24K
Orbital Location: 123ºW
Downlink Frequency: 12184 MHz
Polarity: Horizontal
Audio: 6.2 or 6.8

I Am What I Learn-Video Contest-vote for your favorites by November 24th

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