Is there any reason these town meetings can't (also) be held over the ILN?
Our satellite system in down and not worth fixing, but I'd like to be part
of these types of converstations.
At 08:27 AM 3/28/02 -0500, you wrote:
>April Satellite Town Meeting
>"Improving America's High Schools:
>Preparing America's Future"
>Tuesday, April 16, 2002 8-9 PM EASTERN
>The demands of a competitive economy and flexible workplace require
>every American youth to acquire solid academic preparation for an
>effective transition from high school to postsecondary education and
>then to the workplace. No matter what type of degree or certification,
>or what type of school -- whether a four-year college or university, a
>community college, or a trade school -- continuing education past high
>school graduation is the key to expanding individual career
>opportunities and success in the 21st century economy.
>Yet, there are many challenges American high schools face to adequately
>prepare students for the future. The National Assessment of Educational
>Progress shows 12th grade achievement declining at the same time that
>the national dropout rate is increasing. There are still millions of
>high school youth who are reading at very low levels, despite
>significant advances in our understanding of how children learn to read.
>And, although more students are going to college, too many students need
>to take remedial courses and almost half drop out by the end of their
>American high schools must be held accountable for raising the academic
>achievement for all students. The April Satellite Town Meeting will
>explore how communities around the country are working to ensure all
>high school students possess the academic and technical skills necessary
>to successfully transition to college and enter meaningful careers.
>During the hour, Under Secretary Hickok and his panel of experts from
>communities across the country will explore such questions as....
>* In what ways can we increase academic rigor and ensure all students
>are equipped for success in college?
>* What role do standards and assessments play in ensuring all students
>are prepared for college and careers?
>* How can we teach reading to high school youth and improve their
>* What are the best examples of high schools, community colleges and
>universities working together to provide meaningful postsecondary
>options for students?
>* How do smaller and more personal school environments help support and
>stimulate student learning and create meaningful connections with
>* In what ways can internships, project-based learning, and technology
>help enrich and improve the high school curriculum?
>* What type of student support mechanisms and programs are successful in
>helping all students meet academic standards upon graduation?
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