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Sun September 6, 2009
CISD to provide viewing opportunity of Obama speech
By Scott Harvey
Commerce – The Commerce ISD on Tuesday will give students who wish to view President Obama's national address on education the opportunity to do so.
The district will not, however, show the speech live which is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Copies of the recorded message will be made available to teachers who wish to show it in conjunction with their regular curriculum and campuses will provide viewing opportunities. Commerce ISD is committed to providing access to learning opportunities and the address will be treated like any other instructional resource.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, the President will "challenge students to work hard, set educational goals and take responsibility for their learning. He will also call for a shared responsibility and commitment on the part of students, parents and educators to ensure that every child in every school receives the best education possible so they can compete in the global economy for good jobs and live rewarding and productive lives as American citizens."
More information about how each campus will offer access to the speech is available at www.commerceisd.org. The address will be broadcast live on the White House Web site www.whitehouse.gov.
Greenville, Sulphur Springs and Bonham ISD's are among area school districts providing similar viewing opportunities as Commerce ISD.