Did You Miss the “Tweet-Up”?January 10, 2012
Last Friday, AAUW hosted Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and the Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali for a “tweet-up” (a meet-up on Twitter) to answer questions about Title IX. The online discussion was lively and informative — it drew more than 550 tweets in just three hours. Even an hour after the event concluded, Duncan continued to trend nationally on Twitter in the top spot, while #t9talk, the hashtag established for the discussion, was at number six.
On Monday, Homeroom, the official blog of the Department of Education, posted a recap of the event:
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the civil rights law that ensures educational institutions that receive federal funding do not discriminate on the basis of sex. Secretary Duncan has said that Title IX is “one of the great civil rights success stories in education.”