August 27, 2012 | Posted At: 12:05 PM | Author: Alexander Russo | Category: Campaign 2012 , Media Watch
Campaign 2012: Education Events At The Conventions
Nothing important will probably happen at the conventions this week or next, but some of the education events include the StudentsFirst screenings, which this American Thinker blogger thinks are notable because they're being done at both conventions (School Reformer Plays Both Sides), two Lumina Foundation panels (The College Advantage) Tuesday and then again next Tuesday. DFER is doing an education Town Hall in Charlotte, and the NEA and AFT are hosting a joint reception at 4 p.m. on Tuesday (9/4) and apparently have some other stuff going on but I don't know the details. Rhee is also scheduled to appear on a National Journal/Atlantic Magazine panel (from whom I grabbed this nifty logo).
As for coverage, EdWeek is sending Alyson Klein (Michelle McNeil has a newborn and David Hoff, who went with her in 2008, now works for the Obama folks). Libby Nelson from Inside Higher Ed is going, too, I'm told. The Hechinger Report is sending Sarah B. to the events -- other reporters and bloggers may be there as well, for education coverage or pulled off to help out on the event. I'm sure there are others.