Tune in tonight for the State of the Union at 9 PM. This is an excellent opportunity to hear firsthand the President’s plans for the Education sector in the coming year. The State of the Union this year is accompanied by several interactive platforms to enhance our experience and help us use this event as an opportunity for getting more information and building our platform for advocacy.
The State of the Union will be presented in a live streamed version on the White House website with a parallel screen providing informational graphics, data and statistics, available here. Using the hashtag #SOTU, you can discuss the speech live on twitter, and immediately following you can pose questions via Twitter on hashtag #WHChat or #SOTU, Facebook, or via a live audience of tweetup participants.
Later this week, there will be more opportunities to reach out the administration. On Friday, January 27 at 9:00 AM EST Kareem Dale, Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy, will be answering questions on Twitter via #WHChat. At 12:00 PM EST, that same day Roberto Rodriguez, Special Assistant to the President for Education Policy will do the same. You can follow along with either discussion through the @WHLive twitter account.
Finally, on Monday, January 30, President Obama will host a Google+ Hangout, which is a live, multi-person video chat. You can submit questions for that via the White House YouTube channel, where you can also vote for your favorite questions. The deadline for submission is Sunday, January 28 at midnight ET.