Friday, September 4, 2009

Federal address to nation's students

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities continually work on closing the achievement gap and providing access to students who want to further their education. President Barack Obama is delivering a similar message to students, administrators and teachers next week.

At 11:00 a.m., Central Time, September 8, 2009, President Barack Obama will deliver a national address to the students of America. During this special address, the president will speak directly to the nation’s children and youth about persisting and succeeding in school. The president will challenge students to work hard, set educational goals, and take responsibility for their learning.

The U.S. Department of Education invites students of all ages, teachers, and administrators to participate in this historic moment by watching the president deliver the address, which will be broadcast live on the White House Web site and on C-SPAN at 11:00 p.m., CT. We also encourage educators to use this moment to help students get focused and inspired to begin the new academic year. The Department of Education offers educators a menu of classroom activities—created by its teachers-in-residence, the Teaching Ambassador Fellows—to help engage students in the address and stimulate classroom discussions about the importance of education.

To learn more, please visit this site.