U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will lead a town hall meeting at Emporia State University on Tuesday to talk about teacher preparation, recruitment and other education issues.
The meeting, in the atrium of Emporia State’s Visser Hall, is part of a 10-day “Education Drives America” bus tour that ends Sept. 21 in Washington, D.C.
Duncan will be joined by Dennis Van Roekel, president of the National Education Association, and Cynthia Apalinski, a third-grade science teacher from New Jersey. The 45-minute town hall meeting is open to the public and will begin at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday.
The meeting will start with a presentation on the U.S. Department of Education’s RESPECT (Recognizing Educational Success, Professional Excellence and Collaborative Teaching) project, which seeks to work with educators to rebuild the teaching profession. The remainder of the meeting will be questions posed by audience members.