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Mon October 8, 2012
LISTEN: Tell Me More's Conversation On Education
Tell Me More will host an extensive discussion to spotlight education in America on October 10 at 11 AM. And you can stream the conversation.
Michel Martin will host the special, which will include many of the top policymakers and newsmakers in education. Martin will be joined by StateImpact's Sarah Gonzalez who will help integrate live tweets into the broadcast. In addition, StateImpact's John O'Connor will share his investigative reporting on online education.
Besides the many tweets that will be incorporated into the program, participants in this conversation will be U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and his predecessor Margaret Spellings who will discuss education reform at a national level -- including the "No Child Left Behind" policy. Former Washington, D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee and Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho will follow with a discussion on school district reform. Former Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch will also join Martin to discuss why she no longer supports strict testing standards and the expansion of charter schools. Martin will also speak with Salman Khan, creator of the innovator online education tool Khan Academy.
Audience members are invited to participate in this conversation on education -- both now and live on October 10. Tweet your thoughts and ideas with @TellMeMoreNPR using #npredchat and #IsYourSchoolBroken.
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