ERIC Number: ED402911
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Satellite Town Meeting.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
On the third Tuesday of each month, U.S. Secretary of Education, Richard W. Riley, and Deputy Secretary, Madeleine M. Kunin, host the Satellite Town Meeting--a live, interactive teleconference where renowned national experts, local educators, and community leaders share ideas on how to improve schools and reach the National Educational Goals. It offers an opportunity for networking with people across the nation who share a commitment to building community partnerships and a common vision of educational excellence for all children. It also provides a regular occasion for organizing a school or community's education improvement programs. The audience includes parents, teachers, school administrators, business leaders, civic and community activists, college faculty, and others. All that is required is for one person to invite the key people in the community, school, or neighborhood who care about education, and then to find a site that has a satellite dish. Major national cable outlets rebroadcast the Satellite Town Meeting each month, and a number of state educational television systems, Public Broadcasting System member stations, and public access television channels broadcast the program live. Past topics include: strengthening family and school partnerships; enhancing mathematics and science education; creating safer schools; improving preschool programs; connecting schools to the Information Superhighway; expanding the arts in education; and creating the school-to-work transition to prepare students for promising careers. (AEF)
Descriptors: Community Cooperation, Computer Mediated Communication, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Government School Relationship, Information Networks, Partnerships in Education, Teleconferencing
U.S. Department of Education, 600 Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, DC 20202; toll-free telephone: (800) USA-LEARN.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.