Dept. of Ed. Town Meeting

Jane Smith (jds@kudzu.cnidr.org)
Tue, 17 Jan 1995 00:59:40 -0500


Simulcast on 128.109.179.45

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF TWO FORUMS TO DISCUSS EDUCATION REFORM
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How can communities build partnerships between schools and businesses to smooth
the transition for students from school to work? The U.S. Department of
Education is hosting two forums to help you answer that question.

A Satellite Town Meeting
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On Tuesday, January 17th at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time, in a live,
interactive video teleconference, U.S. Education Secretary Richard Riley and
Deputy Secretary Madeleine Kunin will talk with several local innovators
developing school-to-work initiatives in their communities, including Lois Ann
Porter with ProTech in Boston, Mass., and, Mike Hryciw, principal at Roosevelt
High School in Portland, Ore. Also featured will be Berkeley Biotechnology
in Berkeley, Calif. and the new National Employer Leadership Council. (For
directions, see "How to join the GOALS 2000 Satellite Town Meeting" below.)

An On-Line Conversation
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Several of those pioneers and other community "experts" will offer
practical tips and suggestions about developing school-to-work partnerships in
your community. This forum, which we call the "Satellite Town Meeting On-Line
Conversation," or "Satl-con" is designed for you. It is a place where you can
share ideas, ask questions, or just listen in on the conversation. To join us,
send an e-mail message to <listserv@suvm.syr.edu> and in the message area write:
subscribe satl-con <your name>.

How to join the GOALS 2000 Satellite Town Meeting:
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Every month, the Department, produces the GOALS 2000
Satellite Town Meeting, a live, interactive video
teleconference for communities working to achieve the
National Education Goals. Broadcast via satellite, the
teleconference brings together hundreds of communities
across the country to discuss education issues.

Call 1-800-USA-LEARN and see if there is a downlink site
already established in your community. If not, start one!
Local PBS member stations, Wal-marts, schools, universities
and cable stations are often willing to serve as downlink
sites. Just gather a group of the appropriate people in
your community and join in.

The following SATELLITE COORDINATES FOR THE JANUARY MEETING explain where to
direct your satellite dish to receive the Town Meeting:

C-BAND
Galaxy 6
Orbital location 74 degrees West
Transponder/Channel 2V
Audio Subcarrier 6.2 (Spanish) and 6.8 (English)

KU-BAND
SBS-6
Orbital location 95 degrees West
Transponder/Channel 11H
Audio Subcarrier 6.2 (Spanish) and 6.8 (English)

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE GOALS 2000 SATELLITE TOWN
MEETING OR THE GOALS 2000: EDUCATE AMERICA ACT, CALL
1-800-USA-LEARN OR WRITE TO <AskERIC@suvm.syr.edu>.