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Education Expert Available to Talk about New National Education Plan

Anne Jones, director of teacher education at UC Riverside, can talk about initiative to be unveiled Monday

(September 24, 2010)

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Anne Jones, director of teacher education at UC Riverside

MEDIA ADVISORY: On Monday, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan plans to introduce a new initiative, the TEACH campaign , a multi-year effort to increase the public’s awareness of teaching nationwide. One of the main goals is to increase the number, quality and diversity of people seeking to become teachers, particularly in high-need schools and subject areas in greatest demand: science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), English language learners and special education.

Anne Jones, director of teacher education at the University of California, Riverside, will be available to talk about the initiative as it relates to bilingual education, special education and university partnerships with K-12 schools and community colleges. She can be reached on her cell phone, 949-294-5176, or via e-mail at anne.jones@ucr.edu.

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