Illinios; Florida; Washington; Oregon; California; Louisiana; Mississippi; Rhode Island; Kansas; Missouri; Oklahoma; Texas; North Carolina; West Virginia; New York; Arkansas; Colorado; New Mexico...and Wednesday, Spellings will bring the show to a couple of Kentucky towns; Newport and Maysville.
On the tour Spellings has been holding roundtable discussions with top leaders and touting state and national gains, crediting NCLB, and introducing a new tool from the U.S. Department of Education, "Mapping Kentucky's Educational Progress 2008," which reports student demographics, achievement trends and the percentage of Kentucky schools reaching AYP; 78%.
The plan is:
U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings will join Congressman Geoff Davis to discuss progress made in Kentucky and across the nation under No Child Left Behind at events in Maysville andNewport, Kentucky, on Wednesday, March 19.Spellings told the National Press Club,
Beginning at 8:45 a.m. EDT, Secretary Spellings and Congressman Davis will hold an education policy roundtable with educators, studentsand community leaders at Mason County Intermediate School, 720 Clarks Run Road, Maysville,
Kentucky. Mason County Schools Superintendent Tim Moore will also participate.
Then, at noon EDT, Secretary Spellings and Congressman Davis will visit with students and teachers during classroom visits at Fourth Street Elementary School, 101 East Fourth St., Newport, Kentucky.
At12:30 p.m. EDT, Secretary Spellings and Congressman Davis will host an education policy roundtable to answer questions about the No Child LeftBehind Act. Jon Draud, Commissioner of Education, and Michael Brandt,superintendent, Newport School District, will participate in the roundtable discussion along with college presidents, business leaders, and other community leaders.
"Agree or disagree with this law, without NCLB, we wouldn't even be talking about how to get every student on grade level. "In Kentucky, which was ahead of the nation on that score, we know better.
SOURCE: KDE press release