Vme Premieres Major Education Special – Los hispanos y la educación en EEUU

by multilingualmania on April 6, 2011

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Multiplatform Program Highlights National issues in Education

NEW YORK, April 5th, 2011 – As part of its partnership with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, Vme will air a special Oppenheimer Presenta premiering April 8 at 10pm, “Los hispanos y la educación en EEUU” which explores challenges Hispanic students face from early childhood learning and on.

Through interviews with students, teachers and leading figures in education, as well as exclusive commentary from President Obama, the episode discusses the critical role education plays in the advancement of Hispanics, the success of the U.S. educational system, and overall readiness for the future workforce of America.

The episode premieres as a multi-screen event broadcasting simultaneously on-air and online at VmeTV.com. Viewers will participate in a live-chat on Facebook at VmeTV.com during the broadcast of the program.

Program guests include:

· Juan Sepulveda, Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

· Jose Antonio Rico, Deputy Director, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

· Eduardo J. Padrón, President, Miami Dade Community College

· Mari Corugedo, Vice President, Miami Teacher’s Union

· Raquel Regalado, Member, Miami School Board

· Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Member, District 8 NY, Defender of Hispanic Teacher’s Rights, NY

· Erik Fresen, State Representative, District 11, FL, Chair of the PreK-12 Policy Committee

In nearly 40 markets, Vme is available free over-the-air, and on basic digital cable. Vme is also carried nationally via satellite in the basic and Hispanic packages of Dish Network and DirecTV. In some areas, Vme is available on Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-verse. For local channel information go to vmetv.com/estaciones.

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