Public Events for the Week of September 26, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
1:00 p.m.-3:25 p.m.
Education Nation Summit
Location: New York City, NY
NBC News’ Brian Williams will host governors from states across the country for a special “Education Nation” panel session focused on education and economic competitiveness, entitled The State of Education: The Governor’s Perspective.
Participating Governors’ include: Governor LePage; Governor Fallin; Governor Chafee; Governor Haslam, Governor Walker; Governor McDonnell; Governor Parnell; Governor Markell; Governor O’Malley; and Governor Hickenlooper.
Scheduled for Monday, September 26th, the discussion will cover a myriad of major issues facing state leadership such as budget cuts, the Common Core and college readiness, No Child Left Behind, the role of teachers unions, early childhood education, teacher effectiveness, college affordability and completion, charter schools, online learning, and Race to the Top. Assembled governors will also field education questions from their own constituents, including: teachers, principals, parents and students.
Governor LePage will focus on leading the global economy. Two-thirds of the jobs created in the U.S. over the next few years are expected to require at least some college education, and if the nation is going to compete with its global competitors, the pathway is through emphasizing high skills and innovation. Yet states continue to struggle with creating a successful pathway from K-12 to college graduation – especially for the students and workers who need the economic boost of higher education the most. And as high-demand, high-growth science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers become increasingly mobile, the competition is sharp.
Please see link below for more information about the format.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Maine Army National Guard Honor Guard Recognition Ceremony
Location: Hall of Flags, State House
State Rep. David Cotta will present a Legislative Sentiment to the Maine Army National Guard’s Honor Guard in recognition of their 7,000th military funeral honors ceremony. The presentation will take place at 1 p.m. in the Hall of Flags in the State House, on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The Legislature will convene that day in special session.
Governor Paul LePage will speak at the presentation, along with Major General John W. Libby, Adjutant General of the Maine National Guard. Representatives of Maine’s congressional delegation also will deliver remarks.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Maine Military & Community Network Prevention & Intervention Leadership Training on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
Location: Waterville Grand Hotel, 375 Main Street, Waterville
This highly interactive training event presented by the Maine Leadership Institute and a professional group of improvisational trainer-actors will be a night to remember. The enthusiastic cast will tackle challenging topics of sexual assault, domestic violence and abuse in thought provoking and creative ways. Several scenarios will be portrayed on stage and followed with audience discussion and group exercises. Training with encompass a full range of topics from ethical dilemmas, communication, motivations, consent, interventions, signs and symptoms.
Governor LePage and First Lady Ann LePage will attend the event. Governor LePage will offer remarks.
Media contact: CPT Shanon Cotta (207) 626-4390
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