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National Press Call 1:45 P.M. ET Today: Education Department to Unveil Proposal for Reforming, Improving America's Teacher Preparation Programs

Plan Aimed at Better Preparing Educators for Classroom Success

Contact:  
Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov


Event Date 1: September 30, 2011 01:45 pm - 02:45 pm

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will hold a national press call with reporters at 1:45 p.m. ET today to unveil a proposal to reform and improve America's teacher preparation programs, aimed at better preparing educators for classroom success.

Joining Secretary Duncan on the call will be U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, a supporter of teacher preparation reform, along with National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel, Teach For America Founder and CEO Wendy Kopp, and University of Michigan School of Education Dean Deborah Loewenberg Ball.

Dial-in for the call is 877-950-3597 with the passcode, "Teachers."


Event 1
Who : U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado
Dennis Van Roekel, president of the National Education Association
Wendy Kopp, chief executive officer and founder of Teach For America
Deborah Loewenberg Ball, dean of the University of Michigan School of Education
What : Press conference call with reporters to outline the Education Department's proposal to reform and improve America's teacher preparation programs, better preparing educators for classroom success.
When : 1:45 p.m. ET Friday, Sept. 30, 2011
Where :

DIAL IN:
877-950-3597; passcode: Teachers