Karla Denny, Director, Communications and Recognition Programs, 785-296-4876
February 18, 2008
Kansas State Department of Education Hosts Visit by U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings
What: Visit by U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings
When: Wednesday, February 20, 2008, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Where: Kansas State Department of Education, 120 SE 10th Ave., Topeka
KSDE will be hosting a visit by U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings as she holds an education policy roundtable with a select group of legislators, business people, two members representing the State Board of Education, the Kansas Teacher of the Year and a select number of superintendents followed by a brief discussion with the Council of Superintendents. She will also host a short press conference during her visit.
The discussions are part of Secretary Spellings visits to states to discuss No Child Left Behind with the goal of crisscrossing the entire country. Her state visits are a chance for her to listen to key issues of importance to the states and are an opportunity to focus on such issues as school improvement, data systems, peer review reforms, differentiated consequences, English Language Learners (ELL), and Students with Disabilities (SWD).
Members of the press are invited to attend ALL sessions. The Education Policy Roundtable will be held in the Boardroom. You MUST be in the room by 12:30 p.m. if you plan to cover this event.
The Press Conference will be held in the 2nd Floor Conference Room, beginning promptly at 1:40 p.m. Secretary Spellings will make brief remarks and take questions from the press. Again, you must be in the room by 1:30 p.m. to participate.
The discussion with the Council of Superintendents will be held in the Boardroom, beginning at 2:00 p.m. You need to be in the room by 1:55 p.m. to cover this event.
There will be parking for transmission vehicles on the east side of the Department of Education building and in front on a first-come, first-served basis. The parking meters will be bagged from noon through 5:00 p.m. for your convenience.
WE WILL ISSUE ANOTHER MEDIA ADVISORY TOMORROW IF THERE ARE CHANGES IN THIS SCHEDULE.