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President Obama to Speak Directly to Students

by Pete Souza, official White House photographer

by Pete Souza, official White House photographer

On Tuesday, September 8, President Barack Obama will deliver a national address directly to the nation’s students on the importance of education. He will challenge students to work hard, set goals, and take responsibility for their learning.

The address will be broadcast live over the White House website – www.whitehouse.gov – at 12PM eastern standard time. An e-mail invitation is being sent from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to every school principal in the country asking them to have their school participate in the broadcast.

The National Education Association has been asked to work with the White House to both promote this event and create materials that will support student participation.

This will be the first time any U.S. President has undertaken such an ambitious outreach effort to speak directly to America’s young people. Please help make this effort a success.

One Comment
  1. Janie Larson #

    I am thrilled that our President is speaking to the youth (and adults) of this country regarding the importance of education. A message like this one will open up many possibilities for the future that cannot be even imagined at this time.

    August 31, 2009

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