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January 24, 2011 09:01 pm

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Tomorrow, January 25 at 9:00 p.m. (EST), President Obama will deliver the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress and millions of Americans watching from home. The State of the Union address allows the president to report on the condition of the nation, but also gives him a national stage on which to outline his legislative agenda for the coming year.

But will his legislative agenda include education? The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left Behind, is long overdue for a revamp. Will the president use the State of the Union call on Congress to reauthorize the law in 2011? And will he offer any specific proposals on what the reauthorization should include?

To help you keep track of these and other issues, the Alliance for Excellent Education has brought back its popular State of the Union Bingo cards.

There are three different versions of the cards if you want to play with friends, or, like our friend to the right, you like to play more than one card at a time. Bingo cards and instructions on how to play are available at https://all4ed.org/publication_material/SOTUBingo2011.

WEBINAR: State of the Union Wrap-Up: Thursday, January 26

In addition, on Thursday, January 27 at 2:30 p.m. (EST), the Alliance will hold an interactive webinar that reviews some of the big takeaways from the State of the Union and analyzes how the speech could impact the prospects for education reform in 2011.
The webinar will feature Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia, and members of the Alliance’s federal advocacy team who will answer questions submitted by webinar participants. To register for the webinar and ask questions, go to http://media.all4ed.org/registration-january-27.

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