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USDOE Conference calls

I found this information on several school librarian listserv’s but don’t know who the original source was. I checked with the ALA-WO to be sure it wasn’t private info and Emily Sheketoff responded: "This administration says it wants government to be transparent, so blog away" 

Having an articulate, positive school librarian presence on both the Wednesday and the Friday calls seems particularly crucial in light of the President’s budget.  As important would be having the voices of principals
and superintendents who view the school library program as critical to their school or district.  

In an effort to provide ample opportunity for stakeholders to ask clarifying questions regarding the President’s budget, the Department will be hosting three large-capacity conference calls next week.  Key Department officials, responsible for specific funding streams, will be on hand to lead the dialogue for each call:

*  Educational Technology – Wednesday, February 10, 12:30-1:30 p.m. ET, call: 1-888-972-9242, passcode: 9298819

*   Higher Education – Thursday, February 11, 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET, call: 1-888-790-5527, passcode: 1583276

*   ESEA (including special education) — Friday, February 12, 3:00-5:00 p.m. ET, call: 1-888-790-5527, passcode: 1717 (given verbally)

Questions may be sent via email to AskArne@ed.gov, with the subject line "Budget Question."  Please include your name, city, state, and organization represented (if applicable).  Department staff will answer as many questions as possible during these calls.

I wonder what questions you will send?