Lincoln to Kick Off Education Tour of Arkansas in Jonesboro

FEBRUARY 14, 2007 - Posted at 11:54 a.m. CST

JONESBORO, AR - U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln will use Jonesboro and Arkansas State University to kick off an educational listening and conversation tour throughout Arkansas next week.  During her "Conversation on Education" tour, Lincoln will meet with parents, teachers, administrators and students to discuss the successes and challenges of the federal No Child Left Behind policies.

The town-hall style meetings will begin Tuesday (Feb. 20) morning at ASU's Fowler Center.  The session begins at 7:30 a.m., and will also include a continental breakfast.  The Fowler Center is located at 201 Olympic Drive on the ASU campus.

Another northeast Arkansas stop is planned for later that day, at 1 p.m. in Marion.

Other sessions are planned through February 22 in Little Rock, El Dorado, Hot Springs and Fayetteville.