Next Tuesday, the United Stated Secretary Of Education, Arne Duncan; Cynthia Apalinski, an elementary science teacher and 2012 Teaching Ambassador; and Dennis Van Roekel, president of the National Education Association, will hold a “town hall” style meeting in the Visser Hall atrium at 2:45 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.
“For nearly 150 years, Emporia State University’s Teachers College has been at the forefront of teacher education,” said Ken Weaver, dean of The Teachers College, in a press release. “We are honored to have Secretary Duncan and President Van Roeckel stop in Emporia to honor career teachers inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame and seek input about education in America. It promises to be inspirational for our students and our faculty.”
Emporia is just one city on the 10-day Education Drives America tour, which concludes Sept. 21 in Washington, D.C.