Education News Parents Can Use A television series about ways to ensure children’ educational success

August 22, 2003

Features and highlights of this year’s broadcast schedule and services:

  • The 2003-2004 broadcast season will continue to feature nine one-hour shows, broadcast from 8-9pm Eastern Time on the third Tuesday of the month throughout the traditional school year.
  • We will continue to offer information and coordinates for each show through our on-line registration system at . All downlink sites must re-register for the 2003-2004 season or individual shows prior to accessing the coordinates for individual broadcasts.
  • The Department will continue to offer free technical assistance to help position satellite dishes to receive the KU or C Band transmission. Registrants may call 1-954-838-0900, extension 3 for assistance.
  • Live and archived webcasts of each show will continue to be available at
  • On-line resources such as guest biographies, web links to resources and sample press releases will be included on our enhanced resources web page. For a sample of these offerings, visit:

    THE 2003-2004 BROADCAST SCHEDULE
    We are pleased to present the 2003-2004 Education News Parents Can Use broadcast schedule. Please note, while the dates and times are confirmed, the topics are subject to change. For additional information on individual broadcasts, visit . No Child Left Behind: Helping Your Child Succeed in School Tuesday, September 16, 2003 – 8PM- 9PM ET Keeping Your Child Safe at Home and in School

    Tuesday, October 21, 2003 – 8PM- 9PM ET
    Getting Ready for College – Academic and Financial Preparedness

    Tuesday, November 18, 2003 – 8PM- 9PM ET
    The 2nd Anniversary of No Child Left Behind

    Tuesday, January 20, 2004 – 8PM- 9PM ET
    Math and Science: Preparing for the Future

    Tuesday, February 17, 2004 – 8PM- 9PM ET
    New Options for Families: Charters and School Choice

    Tuesday, March 16, 2004 – 8PM- 9PM ET
    Reforming High Schools & Career and Vocational Education

    Tuesday, April 20, 2004 – 8PM- 9PM ET
    American History, Humanities & Civics

    Tuesday, May 18, 2004 – 8PM- 9PM ET
    Keeping Kids Healthy, Physically Fit and Learning During the Summer Months

    Tuesday, June 15, 2004 – 8PM- 9PM


    TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2003 – Season Premier
    On Tuesday, September 16th, we will begin our new broadcast season with “No Child Left Behind: Helping Your Child Succeed in School” The 2003-2004 school year marks the second full school year under No Child Left Behind and the full scale implementation of many of the law’s testing, accountability and choice provisions. This show will aim to provide parents with resources, information, tips and answers to questions they have about such topics as school choice, teacher quality, annual yearly progress and supplemental services. A more detailed description of the show will be covered in a future ED-TV message and posted to our registration page at .

    Don’t forget to register!

    NOTE: Even if you registered last season, you will need to re-register to access coordinated for show this season. Visit for more information. Just select the “FAQ’s” if you need assistance on :
  • How to Register
  • Technical Assistance for Satellite Downlink Sites
  • Viewing Options, including webcast
  • And, much more…
    Contact Information: Please contact Education.TV@ed.gov <> or 800-USA-LEARN for any questions.

    Education News contributing, broadcast and cable partners include Discovery Communications, the Public Broadcasting Service, Alliance for Community Media, Flying Colors Broadcasts, ConnectLive and Channel One.

    Use, duplication and distribution of Education News Parents Can Use is free and unrestricted.


    Todd May
    U.S. Department of Education
    Todd.May@ed.gov