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STATE OF THE UNION BINGO: Alliance Brings Back Its Popular Bingo Cards for 2012 State of the Union Address

President Obama previewed some of the themes he intends to raise in his 2012 State of the Union address, but will he mention education reform? Specifically, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), is ten years old and is long overdue for a revamp. Both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives are considering legislation to rewrite NCLB, but few people expect a final bill to reach the president’s desk in 2012.

Will the president use the State of the Union address to urge Congress to speed up its work on revamping NCLB? Or will he stick to more general themes linking education to better outcomes for individuals and the nation? Will he even mention education at all?

To help viewers keep up with these themes and more, the Alliance for Excellent Education has brought back its popular State of the Union Bingo cards. With three different versions of the cards available, viewers can play with friends or play more than one card at a time.

For complete instructions on how to play or to download one or more of the Alliance’s Bingo cards, visit

To follow the State of the Union conversation on Twitter, use the hashtag #SOTU. Additionally, follow the Alliance on Twitter at to live chat or go head-to-head in Bingo during the State of the Union address.

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