Tuesday, April 18, 2006

The Spellings Report: The Dept. Of Ed. Goes Hollywood!

Coming to a channel near you tonight: "Inspiring Excellence: Great Teachers, Great Principals"
Award-winning educators and schools—and what it takes to achieve that level of excellence—are featured in the April edition of the U.S. Department of Education's monthly television show, "Education News Parents Can Use."

The program is available live from 8 to 9 p.m. EDT Tuesday on the Dish Network, certain PBS stations and numerous cable outlets. Others will broadcast the show on a tape-delayed basis. A complete listing of viewing options is available at http://www.ed.gov/news/av/video/edtv/index.html. In addition, the program will be webcast live and archived at www.connectlive.com/events/ednews/.

Tuesday's program, "Inspiring Excellence: Great Teachers, Great Principals," will showcase award-winning educators and schools; explore how effective teaching is at the core of America's long-term economic competitiveness; highlight alternative strategies to recruit, train, and reward effective teachers and principals; and reveal how programs and initiatives under No Child Left Behind are strengthening our nation's teachers, schools, and students.
Get all the details right here.

I can't help but wonder if the educators to be profiled will all be the type who work 14 hours each school day and then spend their weekends volunteering down at their local Rec. Center...

Oh well... it's about time that Margaret Spellings recognized some of the folks who actually work with children. And that's a Good Thing.
Contributions for this week's edition of The Carnival Of Education are due tonight. Get submission info here; see our latest education-related entries over there.