HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Education experts will discuss the future of North End schools at an event during National School Choice Week, organizers announced today. "The State of North End Schools" will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2015.
The community conversation with residents of North End, Upper Albany, and Blue Hills will feature remarks by school administrators, community leaders, and students from a variety of schools.
More than 150 people are expected to attend this event at Liberty Christian Center at 9:30 a.m.
"We look forward to hosting this important conversation in our community," said Nyesha McCauley, Communications Manager for Achieve Hartford!. "School choice relies on families supporting their schools and ensuring they are providing the best educational opportunities for their children."
This event is being planned jointly by Achieve Hartford!, African Caribbean American Parents of Children with Disabilities, Hartford Parent University, Daughters of Eve, Blue Hills Civic Association, and Hot 93.7 FM.
Achieve Hartford! was founded in 2008 by the business community to build a culture of education excellence among families, communities, and schools in Connecticut's capital city. As an education advocacy organization, Achieve Hartford!, serves more than 23,000 students and families throughout the city. Through conducting independent research, evaluation, and engaging the community, Achieve Hartford! creates urgency and shared responsibility for closing the educational achievement gap in Hartford.
National School Choice Week (January 25 – 31, 2015) will be America's largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education, featuring more than 11,000 independently- organized events across all 50 states. National School Choice Week is independent, nonpolitical, and nonpartisan, and embraces all types of educational choice – from traditional public schools to public charter schools, magnet schools, online learning, private schools, and homeschooling.
For more information, contact:
Nyesha McCauley, Achieve Hartford!
[email protected] or (860) 244-3333
SOURCE National School Choice Week