Tuesday, August 30, 2011

U.S. Department of Education's point man for rural outreach to hold forum on Twitter tomorrow

The U.S. Department of Education’s point person for rural outreach, John White, will host a forum on Twitter at #EDRuralChat Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 3 to 3:30 p.m. ET. Beginning today, Twitter users can submit questions on rural education to White, the deputy assistant secretary for rural outreach, using the hash tag #EDRuralChat. The forum is a follow-up to the department’s first Twitter town hall held by Secretary Arne Duncan Aug. 24. The department says it uses several Twitter accounts to share information. Click here for a list.

The department offers this guidance for education reporters: "For general news and information about ED, follow @usedgov. To keep up-to-date with Secretary Duncan, follow @ArneDuncan. Justin Hamilton, ED’s press secretary, can be found at @EDPressSec, and Massie Ritsch, deputy assistant secretary for external affairs and outreach, shares information and converses with stakeholders, teachers and parents at @ED_Outreach.

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