#AskArne Twitter Town Hall Kicks Off American Education Week

Twitter Town Hall

Secretary Duncan talks with John Merrow during the first #AskArne Twitter Town Hall in August 2011. (Official Department of Education photo by Paul Wood)

To kick off American Education Week, Secretary Duncan will be participating in an #AskArne Twitter town hall today at 5pm ET. You can watch the town hall live on ED’s official ustream channel. Veteran education journalist John Merrow will moderate the discussion based on your #AskArne questions from Twitter.

If you can’t watch the town hall live, you can still ask questions any time before the event by using the hashtag #AskArne on Twitter. Video from the town hall will be archived on ED’s website, and check back to this blog for a summary, or sign up to receive blog updates by email.

Follow @ArneDuncan on Twitter, and click here to see all of ED’s social media accounts.


  1. Hi,

    Because it’s American Education Week, I wanted to let you know about a new Harvard project to promote STEM education. We are a group of Harvard University graduate students that recognizes the importance of stepping outside of our research laboratories in order to promote science education. To encourage and facilitate student learning through the challenging yet immensely rewarding process of scientific inquiry, we have created a Harvard GSAS (Graduate School of Arts and Sciences) Organization called The Journal of Emerging Investigators: an open-access, peer-reviewed journal focused on the natural and physical sciences that publishes original research and review articles written by middle and high school students. Students that submit work to JEI will learn about the scientific review process and receive feedback from PhD students that work in the field. And of course, the top submissions will be published in our online journal! This not only serves to recognize the top young researchers but also helps them share their exciting work with the public. We have started accepting submissions and more information can be found at our website: http://www.emerginginvestigators.org.

    If you can tweet or blog about JEI it would be much appreciated. We are excited to receive more submissions from aspiring young scientists!

  2. Potential benefit of seeking a Waiver from the federal Dept. of Ed. regarding NCLB:
    will the department issue waivers to school districts (LEA’s) across our county bypassing their state that may be doing otherwise? m

Comments are closed.