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June 8, 2006

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Getting better education results from our public schools, particularly those that serve our poorest young citizens, is a concern for all of us.

Michelle Rhee is CEO and President of the New Teacher Project. Intent on having a greater impact on systemic education reform, Michelle began building this project in 1997. Her organization has placed 13,000 new, non-traditionally trained teachers in hard-to-staff public schools across the country.

Dr. Stephen Weber is President of San Diego State University where his university's influence on the region includes running three public schools with more than 5,000 students in its poorest communities. Stephen is the past chair of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and co-chairs Partners for K-12 School Reform.

Finally, we have the first of a two part conversation with Rob Lang, Director of the Metropolitan Institute at Virginia Tech, who explodes the geography of regionalism with a new concept he calls the Megapolitan.

We'll talk about how to get more out of the $536 billion we spend each year on education in the U.S. this week on Smart City.

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