Viewer questions, comments encouraged during live broadcast

“Arkansans Ask: Education Standards and Curriculum” will air on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m.

Arkansas Education Commissioner Johnny Key and other experts will discuss updates on K-12 education in the state, including standards and curriculum. They will also explain how Arkansas students are performing and plans for the future.

Viewers may submit questions and comments during the live broadcast at 800-662-2386, or on Twitter with #ARAsk.

Panelists include: Johnny Key, commissioner of education, Arkansas Department of Education (ADE); Dr. Ivy Pfeffer, deputy commissioner, ADE; Shelly Anderson, president of Arkansas PTA; and Joel Linn, director of accountability and assessment, Conway School District. Veteran journalist Steve Barnes will host.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network is Arkansas’s only statewide public media network, which enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers through the distinct channels AETN PBS, AETN Create, AETN PBS KIDS, AETN World and AETN AIRS on SAP. Audiences can also watch on several digital platforms, and members with AETN Passport have extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro) and KETZ (El Dorado).