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September 8th, 2008
Where We Stand Outreach Events

Please check back regularly for updates on events happening in your area.

Arizona:
KAET and Arizona Learning First Alliance are working together to arrange a follow-up discussion in every district of the state after the broadcast.

California:
KOCE, Huntington Beach, is hosting a town hall forum with the Superintendent of Schools.

Florida:
WEDU will be airing a follow-up local issues show with school board members discussing local education issues. It will air immediately following Where We Stand on 9/18 at 10:00 pm. Where We Stand and the follow-up show will re-broadcast on 9/21, beginning at 3:00 pm.

Illinois:
WSIU will be including the program in their various institutes in October.

Kansas:
KTWU and the Kansas Learning First Alliance are hosting several events including a survey asking viewers their opinions about issues addressed in the show. Statewide town hall meetings will be planned to discuss various, pertinent education issues in Kansas.

Michigan:
WKAR and the Education Alliance of Michigan are planning to co-host an event. Check website for details.

WGVU will air a follow-up show after the broadcast addressing these issues on a local level.

New Jersey:
Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence is hosting an event discussing topics addressed in the show.

New York:
WSKG is planning a community dialogue event and a follow-up radio show on WSKG Radio.

Ohio:
WBGU, Bowling Green, is hosting a discussion at the Way Public Library, in Perrysburg on Thursday, September 18th. The one-hour program will be shown at the library at 10:30am, followed by the discussion at 11:30am.

WOSU, Columbus, is hosting a local viewing party the night of broadcast at WOSU’s studio.

Fremont: Join Birchard Public Library on Thursday, September 25 for the return of the PBS Program Club Thursday for a viewing and discussion of Where We Stand: America’s Schools in the 21st Century. Where We Stand will be shown in the meeting room at 11 a.m. with discussion to follow from noon to 1 p.m.

Rhode Island:
WSBE is partnering with the Rhode Island Learning First Alliance and educators to host an event addressing the issues of the show. They will also be doing a local follow-up show airing after Where We Stand on September 25th at 8 p.m. Check local listings.

South Dakota:
South Dakota Public Television is planning community outreach as well as creating a local follow-up show on South Dakota Focus to air on October 23rd, following a re-broadcast of Where We Stand.  The local show will discuss schools in South Dakota and their status on each of the core areas highlighted in Where We Stand. Guests will include members of the South Dakota Department of Education.  Check your local listings for the time.

Texas:
KLRN, San Antonio, will be hosting educators in a special follow-up discussion on in the virtual world, Second Life, on Thursday, September 18 at 8 p.m. CST (9 p.m. EST). Located in Second Life at the ISTE Island Campfire rings. Hosted by KLRN School Services and the International Society for Technology in Education.

Utah:
KUED will be hosting a screening October 7th followed by a panel discussion. Where We Stand will also be part of a series KUED is doing in partnership with the SLC Film Center, “Films to see before you Vote.”

West Virginia:
The West Virginia Learning First Alliance will co-host an event with West Virginia Public Television, inviting the community to discuss issues addressed in the show.

Wisconsin:
WHA, Madison, is hosting a screening with a follow-up discussion in mid-November. Details will be posted on their website closer to the event.

Wyoming:
KCWC will be airing a local show, Report Card to Wyoming, followed by Where We Stand on 9/18 at 7:00pm.

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