Tuesday, October 9, 2007

New project to engage students as caucuses near

The ISEA is launching a unique new program, called Caucus Classroom, designed to engage students in the upcoming Iowa caucuses. It's just one component of our multi-level campaign -- in association with Radio Iowa, a statewide news network -- to make education a top priority among the presidential candidates and Iowa caucus goers.

Beginning in early November, any Iowa student in grades 6 through 12 can write and record an audio report about a campaign event in their area or a general report about an important Iowa campaign story. All reports will be posted on a special Web site hosted by Radio Iowa. and for each report posted, the student's name will be entered into a drawing to receive one of four iPods. Ten lucky student correspondents will be selected to write and record weekly audio reports. For each report these students submit, they will receive a $20 iTunes gift card. One of these reports will be featured in a 60-second ISEA radio message each week from Nov. 26 - Dec. 22 and then daily from Dec. 24 to the caucus date as part of our sponsorship of the Radio Iowa's Campaign Countdown series featuring News Director O. Kay Henderson. The Iowa Caucuses are scheduled for Monday, Jan. 14, but that date is expected to change to either Jan. 3 or 5 as other states attempt to leapfrog ahead of our first-in-the-nation status.

Click here to download a flyer with details on Caucus Classroom