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MEDIA LOGISTICS: Department of Education Brings Teacher Recruitment Campaign to Morehouse College

MEDIA ALERT
Department of Education Brings Teacher Recruitment Campaign to Morehouse College

Who: U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan

What: TEACH Town Hall Meeting

When: Monday, January 31, 2011, Noon-1:15 p.m.

Where: Ray Charles Performing Arts Center, Morehouse College

Why: A week after President Barack Obama challenged more students to become teachers in his State of the Union address, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan brings that call-to-action to Morehouse College. The visit is part of a national teacher recruitment campaign launched by the Education Department earlier this year to celebrate and recruit more diverse, highly qualified teachers.

Media Logistics:
· Crews must be in position by 11:30 a.m. on Monday, January 31, 2011 at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center (corner of Joseph E. Lowery and West End Avenue).

· Media in marked vehicles will be permitted to park in a designated area on the street in front of the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center. All other media park in deck located in the interior of campus. (Parking fee is $2)

· All media must check-in at venue. There is limited space for working press.

· To receive an audio feed, bring wireless devices and patch into the audio system provided by Morehouse College. No malt box.

· Still and Video photographers are permitted to move about the auditorium, but are asked NOT to block the stage. Video Photographers should set tripods in designated areas only.

Photo Ops and Media Availability
Noon-1:15 p.m., TEACH Town Hall Meeting-Emma and Joe Adams Performance Hall
Participants: Secretary Arne Duncan
U.S. Congressman John Lewis (D-GA)
Dr. Robert M. Franklin, President, Morehouse College
Derrick Dalton, Principal, Mundy’s Mill Middle School
Christopher Watson, Teacher, Carver Early College School
Spike Lee, Filmmaker, Morehouse Alumnus
Jeff Johnson, Television Personality, MSNBC

1:30-1:40 p.m., Post Event Press Conference- Glee Club Rehearsal Room (ushers to escort you there)

Jeff Johnson will announce his five-year national initiative to recruit, train, place and develop 80,000 African American male teachers by 2015.

Participants:
· Secretary Duncan
· Congressman John Lewis
· State Senator Tony Hill (D-FL)
· Jeff Johnson
· Spike Lee
· Dr. Robert M. Franklin
· Dr. Roy Jones, Director, Call Me MISTER (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models)


2:00 p.m., Post Event Conversation-Rear Stage (Ray Charles Performing Arts Center)

* Leaders from around the country will speak to a small group of young men to further discuss the goal of getting more students to choose teaching as a career


To learn more about the TEACH campaign and to view public service announcements (PSAs) by celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, John Legend and others, visit www.teach.gov . The site provides information and resources for students and prospective teachers—including a new interactive “pathway to teaching” tool designed to help individuals chart their course to becoming a teacher. More than 8,000 teacher job listings also are posted on the site.




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Posted by edurham at January 29, 2011 10:00 PM

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