Education Secretary Arne Duncan Answers Tough Back-to-School Questions from Education Leaders in "On-Air" Series

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Education association executives spend a minute with Secretary Arne Duncan on BAM Radio Network

Today BAM Radio Network, the education station, released the full back- to-school episode of "A Minute with Secretary Arne Duncan." In the full program, six executive directors from the nation's leading education associations are provided a minute to present a problem or question to Secretary Duncan and get an immediate reply. Association directors were invited to use their minute to bring their constituents' most pressing and urgent questions directly to the Secretary. Each brief question-and-answer session is then segmented and distributed to the relevant community of educators, principals, administrators and support groups through the association's monthly radio program. This segment is the second of a series that provides a direct channel for two-way communication between the Secretary of Education and key constituent groups across the education community. The first series involved six associations, including the National Association of Elementary School Principals, the American Association of School Administrators, the National Head Start Association, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies and the Association of School Business Officials. The segments in the series are:

  •     A Principal's Minute with Secretary Duncan
  •     An Administrator's Minute with Secretary Duncan
  •     A Head Start Minute with Secretary Duncan
  •     A School Business Minute with Secretary Duncan
  •     An Early Childhood Minute with Secretary Duncan

The second series included the National Association of Elementary School Teachers, the Association of School Business Officials, the National Science Teachers Association, the National Head Start Association, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the Southern Early Childhood Association.

"We are delighted to see the sustained interest in this program." said Errol St. Clair Smith, executive producer of the series. “There is a clear and symbiotic value to these brief exchanges and we are pleased to host the series."

About BAM Radio Network

The BAM Radio Network is the largest education radio network for parents, teachers, administrators, advocates, journalists, legislators and all people interested in education-related topics. BAM Radio Network has put the heads of the education community's leading associations on the air to deliver the most insightful, accurate, relevant and up-to-date information on the education issues people really care about. The on-air hosts include:

  • Dr. Jerlean Daniel, executive director of the National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • JoAnne Bartoletti, executive director of the National Association of Secondary School Principals
  • Gail Connelly, executive director of the National Association of Elementary School Principals
  • Dan Domenech, executive director of the American Association of School Administrators
  • Yasmina Vinci, executive director of the National Head Start Association
  • Paul Young, president and CEO of the National Afterschool Association
  • John Musso, executive director of the Association of School Business Officials
  • Linda Smith , executive director of the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies
  • Sally Schoessler, executive director of the National Association of School Nurses
  • Jodi Grant, executive director of the Afterschool Alliance
  • Linda Geigle, executive director of the National Association for Family Child Care
  • Sherry Waugh, president of the National Coalition for Campus Children's Centers
  • Diane Whitehead, executive director of the Association for Childhood Education International

These education advocates are at the center of their respective communities and have their fingers on the pulse of what is going on moment by moment. Their programs are an invaluable resource for reporters, advocates, activists, legislators, analysts, parents, educators, administrators and anyone interested in transforming education.

Insightful Commentary

To bring a wider, richer, perspective to listeners, BAM Radio augments its team of expert hosts with a cadre of accomplished journalists who provide insightful commentary. BAM’s core of on-air commentators includes Jay Mathews, education columnist with the Washington Post; Debra Viadero, associate editor at Education Week; Lisa Guernsey, Director of New America's Early Education Initiative, former staff writer at the New York Times and contributor to Early Ed Watch; Liz Willen, formerly with Newsday and Bloomberg Markets magazine and currently with the Hechinger Institute; Valerie Strauss, education columnist with the Washington Post; and Ugo Uche of Psychology Today.

Combined, this team of hosts and commentators provides a panoramic perspective and exceptional insight on the education issues of the day.

BAM Radio Network offers 21 channels of education programming available on demand. The network is a joint venture between privately held Washington D.C.-based Moving & Learning and Los Angeles-based Jackstreet Media Ventures LLC. and is distributed through the Affiliate Nanocasting Network.

Jackstreet Media Ventures LLC
Jeannette Bernstein
818-334-4322
info(at)bamradionetwork(dot)com

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