U.S. Department of Education Holds Webinar on Reauthorization of ESEA and Rural Schools

Last Updated: May 25, 2010

John White, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach at the U.S. Department of Education, is inviting rural superintendents and principals to participate in a webinar on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and rural schools on Thursday, May 27, 2010, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Hosted by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), the webinar will explain the Obama Administration’s proposed blueprint for improving the education law, and collect feedback from rural school leaders regarding the law and support for rural schools.

Dr. Jeff Schwartz, ARC Education Program Director, will host the webinar from ARC’s Washington office. Joining White to present information and answer questions will be Jackie Gran and Scott Sargrad of the Department of Education’s Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development; and Jose Rodriguez, a member of the 2009-2010 Teaching Ambassador Fellowship Program. 

The Administration’s “Blueprint for Reform” of the ESEA is available online at http://www.ed.gov/blog/topic/esea-reauthorization/ 

Information on how to participate in the webinar is below. This information is also available on ARC’s Web site at http://www.arc.gov/education.

How to Participate in the Webinar 

You do not need to register for the webinar; just sign in at the webinar Web site at https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/arcgov/join?id=ARC20100527&role=attend on May 27. The webinar will begin at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, but you can sign in as early as 3:30 p.m. You will need to provide a user name to sign in, but no other information is required. Please note that this user name will be displayed to all participants on the webinar site. Please review the webinar information below prior to signing in.

To play the audio portion of the webinar, your computer must be equipped with speakers or a headset.

Help and Additional Information 
The webinar is limited to 1,250 participants. If you have questions about how to participate in the webinar, please send an email to info@arc.gov

Other Webinar Information

Parts or all of this webinar will be recorded. By participating in the webinar, you agree that your communications, including your sign-in name, may be recorded at any time during the event.

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