PBS SOCAL HOSTS AMERICAN GRADUATE TEACHER TOWN HALL ON MAY 8 AT LOS ANGELES GRAMMY MUSEUM
Local Teachers Gather as Part of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Nationwide “American Graduate” Initiative to Discuss Solutions to Region’s Dropout Rate PBS NEWSHOUR’s Hari Sreenivasan to moderate the discussion Excellent Media Photo Opportunities! Your Coverage Is Invited!
PBS SoCaL is hosting an American Graduate Teacher Town Hall, in partnership with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, convening teachers and local leaders to discuss current challenges educators face, especially the nation’s high dropout rate.
Patricia Harrison, President and CEO, Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Vicki Phillips, Director of Education for College Readiness, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Hari Sreenivasan, PBS Newshour Correspondent
Mel Rogers, President, PBS SoCaL
Bob Santelli, President, GRAMMY Museum
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
4:15 p.m. - Arrival for seating
5:00 p.m. - Town Hall Warm Up: with Hari Sreenivasan, Patricia Harrison, Bob Santelli
5:50 p.m. - Town Hall Taping begins
7:00 p.m. - Town Hall Taping ends
Los Angeles GRAMMY Museum at LA Live
800 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Media interested in attending are asked to RSVP in advance to Bonnie Winings or Susan Szotyori, SWPR Group, at 818-760-7131 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com by 3 p.m. Monday, May 7.
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