Thursday, October 29, 2009

Obama Visits Madison Wisconsin Nov. 4

Obama at Viers Mill school in Maryland
Update Nov. 4: See Obama's speech here.
Update Nov. 3: Obama will speak at 2:30 pm eastern. It should be live streamed at or Education Secretary Arne Duncan is also traveling with Obama. They will meet with students at 2 pm.
President Barack Obama's scheduled visit to Madison Wednesday will be a chance for the president and state officials to talk about how incentives in the federal stimulus bill are spurring education reforms in the state, Gov. Jim Doyle said Thursday.
Doyle is pushing bills to allow schools to use student learning to help evaluate teachers and transfer control of the Milwaukee schools to the city's mayor rather than its school board. Doyle has said those reforms could improve the state's chances of winning a portion of $4.5 billion in "Race to the Top" stimulus funds from the U.S. Department of Education. WSJ