Minnesota students head back to school As students all over the state head back to school, Midday features President Barack Obama's remarks to school children and a discussion about current education issues in Minnesota.11:00 a.m.
Tom Dooher: President of Education Minnesota, the state teachers union. Former physical education teacher and coach.
Charlie Kyte: Executive director of the Minn. Association of School Administrators. Former school superintendent and principal, and a physics, chemistry and math teacher.
Why is it so hard to learn how to read? Three education experts -- a brain scientist, a former U.S. secretary of education, and the head of a reading institute -- discuss why it's so difficult to learn to read, and how we can help kids master the skill. They spoke at the 2009 Aspen Ideas Festival.12:00 p.m.
Patricia Kuhl: co-director of the University of Washington's Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences and co-author of "The Scientist in the Crib: Minds, Brains, and How Children Learn."
Margaret Spellings: former United States Secretary of Education under President George W. Bush.
Claiborne Barksdale: CEO of Barksdale Reading Institute in Oxford, Mississippi.