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Education At The Conventions

Alexander Russo | August 27, 2012

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Nothing really important will probably happen at the conventions this week or next but there are more education-related events scheduled than in previous years (when there was next to nothing) and some of the education events that will be taking place might be interesting or at least amusing.  Check below for a list, and let us know if you know education people or groups who are going to be showing the flag there, especially if they’re LA-related
Events at Tampa and Charlotte include the StudentsFirst screenings, which this American Thinker blogger thinks are notable because they’re being done at both conventions (School Reformer Plays Both Sides)*, two Lumina Foundation panels (The College Advantage) tomorrow and then again next Tuesday.
Events in Charlotte alone:  DFER (Democrats For Education Reform) is doing an education Town Hall in Charlotte, and the NEA and AFT are hosting a joint reception at 4 p.m. on Tuesday (9/4) and apparently have some other stuff going on but I don’t know the details (the NEA is sending 200 official delegates, one of the largest cohorts at the event).
As for coverage, EdWeek is sending Alyson Klein (Michelle McNeil has a newborn and David Hoff, who went with her in 2008, now works for the Obama folks).  Libby Nelson from Inside Higher Ed is going, too, I’m told. The Hechinger Report is sending Sarah B. to the events — other reporters and bloggers may be there as well, for education coverage or pulled off to help out on the event. I’m sure there are others.
*Rhee is also scheduled to appear on a National Journal/Atlantic Magazine panel (from whom I grabbed this nifty logo).
Cross-posted from TWIE.

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