The U.S. Department of Education has asked for our assistance in passing the word that Secretary Riley will be delivering his annual State of Education address, which can be seen live via satellite conference on February 17th, as described below. The message belos describes how to get more information if you or those you know might be able to and interested in hosting a downlink site for this event. As you know, there are *many* critical education issues on the table at the national level involving funding, policies and program emphases, so that Secretary Riley's presentation should be of considerable interest. Regards, Bob McLaughlin and Mark Kaufman
> Secretary Riley will present his State of Education address on > February 17 in Seattle. It will be at 10 am Pacific and 2 pm Eastern > time. The theme will be "Raising Student Achievement and Standards." > Downlink sites are needed for the speech. > > If you can, forward this message through your networks to let people > know about the speech and invite them to participate. Anyone who > needs more information and/or would like to volunteer to be a downlink > site can contact Patty Hobbs in OERI (Phone: 202-219-2063; email: > email@example.com). Thanks.