Duncan and Posny Join CEC Convention for Twitter Town Hall

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Alexa Posny, will join the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) during their 2012 Convention and Expo, for a Twitter Town Hall on Wednesday, April 11, at 3:00 pm ET.
Duncan and Posny will discuss and answer questions via Twitter on the importance of early learning, great teachers and leaders, high student achievement, and college and career readiness as we strive to improve results and outcomes for all infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.
CEC’s Annual Conference and Expo in Denver will bring together experts and stakeholders in the field of special education to share and discuss current topics, research and practices related to children and youth with disabilities.
How to get involved:

    • Ask your questions before and during the event using the hashtag #CECTownHall.
    • Follow the conversation on April 11, at 3:00 pm ET, with the #CECTownHall hashtag and by following @usedgov, @arneduncan and @CECMembership

If you miss the Twitter Town Hall, a summary of the event will be posted on the Department’s Homeroom Blog following the town hall.


  1. What plans are on the horizon to address the sub-par transition programs provided by APS’ and school districts for special needs students 18-21 years old?

  2. Hi, Duncan. Tasks in education are enormous and hugely tough when one is expected to provide leadership. The U.S recently signed an MOU with the Goverment of Singapore in the training of teachers, right? (i) What number of this teachers will be specifically tasked in the teachinh and management of learners with special needs education? (ii) what inspired the U.S.A education deparment in reaching out to Singapore? (iii) In the many successful early grade reading intiatives, have you incoporated learners with special needs? If yes, what are the teething challenges? Thank you. God Bless you and the sacrifices you are making for children with special needs education.

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