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Obama Administration Officials to Honor Great Teaching at White House Event

Roundtable Discussions at U.S Department of Education to Follow

Contact:  
Sara Gast, (202) 401-1989, sara.gast@ed.gov


Event Date 1: December 07, 2011 09:30 am - 11:00 am
Event Date 2: December 07, 2011 02:30 pm - 03:00 pm

White House Domestic Policy Director Melody Barnes, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Obama Administration officials will celebrate and honor the newest group of Nationally Board Certified teachers tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. at the White House. The event can be watched live online at www.whitehouse.gov/live and will be archived on the site later.

During the event, officials will congratulate the teachers and engage in a discussion about transforming the teaching profession and how to best support teachers as leaders in the classroom. National Board Certification is the most advanced professional credential available to American teachers.

Following the morning event, the Nationally Board Certified teachers will come to the U.S. Department of Education to continue the conversation in roundtables facilitated by the Department's Teaching Ambassador Fellows. The roundtables will cover a range of topics including student learning, career growth, compensation and retirement, and student perspectives on quality teaching. The conversation at the Department will be open to press at 2:30 p.m.

Media who are interested in attending the event at the U.S. Department of Education are asked to RSVP to press@ed.gov by no later than noon on Wednesday.


Event 1
Who :

White House Domestic Policy Director Melody Barnes
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
Nationally Board Certified Teachers

What : Event to celebrate great teaching and congratulate the newest group of Nationally Board Certified teachers
When : 9:30-11 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Dec. 7
Where : www.whitehouse.gov/live
Event 2
Who :

Department of Education senior officials
Nationally Board Certified teachers
Teacher Ambassador Fellows

What : Roundtable discussions about transforming the teaching profession
When : 2:30-3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Dec. 7; RSVPs due by noon
Where :

U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave. S.W.
Washington, D.C.

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