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NPR talks and tweets about U.S.Education, #NPRAspen

On Monday and Tuesday, July 1 and 2 (11:00 – 12:00 EST, NPR’s Tell Me More will host two live radio broadcasts and Twitter chats from the Aspen Ideas Festival.NPRASPENLOGO

Education has been a critical topic for Michel Martin at NPR’s Tell Me More, and they are eager to engage once again around the topic of learning and education.

On the radio, Michel will be joined by major players, thinkers and innovators, including John Deasy, superintendent of Los Angeles schools; Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Joel Klein, former Chancellor of New York City Schools; Shabana Basij-Rasikh, co-founder of the School of Leadership Afghanistan; Pamela Cantor, CEO of Turnaround for Children; Danny Kim, founder and CEO of Lit Motors; Joseph P. Parkes, President of the Cristo Rey New York High School; Lawrence Scripp, founding director of the Center for Music-In-Education; Jessie Woolley-Wilson, CEO of DreamBox Learning; and authors Madeline Levine, Meg Jay and Paul Tough.

On Twitter, Twitter conversation will revolve around the online discussion and the following questions:

  • Is America still the land of opportunity?
  • Who is responsible for making our schools better?
  • What skills do you really need to compete and succeed in school and beyond?

#NPRAspen will include the views of Educators from all over the U.S. including school teachers from New Orleans, Miami and Washington D.C., a school administrator in Chester, New Jersey, a Latina education blogger from North Carolina, a political science Professor from Johns Hopkins,  a social media researcher from Harvard’s Berkmann Center, a poet from Washington D.C., an expert on educational technology and mobile learning…

  • Twitter Chat Moderator: Davar Ardalan, @TellMeMoreNPR; Senior Producer of Tell Me More and moderator of #NPRAspen Twitter chat. Also on @idavar
  • Participant: Valerie Burton, @MsBisOnline; English teacher and blogger from New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Participant: Roxanna Elden, @Roxanna_Elden; National Board Certified Teacher, Miami Public Schools. Author of See Me After Class: Advice for Teachers by Teachers
  • Participant: Monica Olivera, @LatinMami; Voted ‘Best Latina Education Blogger’ at the 2011 and 2012 LATISM Awards
  • Participant: Rey Junco, @reyjunco; Social Media Researcher, Associate Professor@PurdueLibraries / Faculty Associate @BerkmanCenter
  • Participant: Brad Currie, @bcurrie5; School administrator in Chester, NJ. Co-founder of #Satchat
  • Participant: Alan King, @aking020881: Alan is an author, poet and teacher in the DC metropolitan area. He teaches at Duke Ellington School of the Arts
  • Participant: Lester Spence, @LesterSpence; Lester Spence is an associate professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University
  • Participant: Bill Horniak @vikoles1 Bill is an author, veteran educator in North Carolina and education consultant. He has also worked as a Middle School Principal in Amman, Jordan
  • Participant: Lucy Gray @elemenous  Lucy began her career in Chicago Public Schools as an elementary teacher. She is an Education Consultant with an emphasis on educational technology and mobile and online learning.
  • Participant: Holly Bass, @HollyBass360; Holly is a writer, performer and teaching artist in Washington D.C. She has curated Tell Me More’s poetry series for the past three years #TMMPoetry

Use #NPRAspen to share your ideas about improving education and learning.


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