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Education, From The Capitol To The Classroom

Tune In To Twitter For #NPRedchat

Ready to talk about education? Join NPR’s Tell Me More on Twitter Wednesday to discuss issues that impact your school and community. Michel Martin is broadcasting from WLRN in Florida, and our StateImpact colleagues in the Sunshine State will be joining the conversation online:

We’ll talk to Alberto Carvalho (@MiamiSup), superintendent of Miami-Dade Public Schools. He’s leading one of America’s largest and most multicultural districts in its quest to transform classrooms for the 21st Century. We’ll hear from current and former U.S. Secretaries of Education, national education advocate Michelle Rhee (@m_rhee) and Sal Khan (@khanacademy), the founder of online education powerhouse Khan Academy. We’ll also hear from students, parents, teachers — and you.

Follow the conversation throughout the day at #npredchat.

Florida and Indiana are close cousins when it comes to education overhaul. Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett told StateImpact earlier this year he’s turned to former Gov. Jeb Bush for advice as Indiana has pushed for many initiatives already enacted in Florida, including A-F grading for schools, teacher evaluationsvouchers and expanded charter school options.

But the changes here and elsewhere are part of a broader national conversation about how to improve the education system. So tune in Wednesday or head over to Twitter to follow along. If you’d like to know more about the conversation we’re trying to start, head over to StateImpact Florida to learn more. From Michel Martin:

In this election season, we wanted to find a way to really focus on an issue that we have all agreed is important. We’ve elected ourselves as leaders of that conversation! And, when you consider that mobile devices make it easier than ever to talk with each other and share ideas, this seemed like the right time and the right way to do this.

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