We're in Evansville with Glenda Ritz this afternoon as she announces a new outreach program to help the community teach children outside the classroom.
To get children learning, Ritz says time outside the classroom is a must.
"That's what outreach is all about," said Ritz, "making sure that we got that community support built around our schools. Our schools are a microcosm of our communities. And so, we need the integration and support."
The State Department of Education set up several regional officers to help schools work in the community.