Washington, DC–This Wednesday, September 13th at 1 PM Eastern students and classroom administrators will tutor Hill staffers on the ABCs of cutting edge education during a live webcast that will stream in real time. The featured students and teachers are involved in education programs that have been singled out as “best practices” in a new report by the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund, “Realize the Dream: Quality Education is a Civil Right.”

The report analyzes a number of innovative, reform-oriented education programs and culls the latest “best practices” in education. It also provides a list of 8 things parents can do to guarantee their kids get the most out of their schools.

The report will be released on Capitol Hill during the webcast which will toggle back and forth between Washington and one of the report’s featured programs, High Tech High, in San Diego. At 1 PM Eastern Reporters can log on and participate in the webcast. Reporters will be able to e-mail questions during the webcast that will be answered by the participants. Reporters interested in getting the link to the webcast or an embargoed copy of the report can contact Mistique Cano (202-263-2882; cano@civilrights.org).

WHAT: Live National Webcast to Release New Report that Singles Out Innovative, Reform-Oriented Education Programs

WHEN: This Wednesday, September 13th at 1 PM Eastern

WHERE: Email Cano@civilrights.org for the webcast link and log-in directions

WHO: Students & administrators: 2005 National Teacher of the Year & Teach for America alumnus Jason Kamras, Washington area Sophomore and Higher Achievement alumnus Kristian Smith, High Tech High International students Tuyaymya “Tuya” Osuna and Isaac Jackson, High Tech High CEO Larry Rosenstock.

Education Leaders: Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Executive Director of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Wade Henderson, Former West Virginia Governor & President of the Alliance for Excellent Education Bob Wise, and Founder and Chairman of QUALCOMM Dr. Irwin Jacobs.


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