Saturday, January 19, 2013

Education Policy Forum: Implications of Education Reform

Louisiana Progress Press Advisory

Education Policy Forum:
Implications of Education Reform

For additional information please contact Ryan West Phone: (225)955-0930

Louisiana Progress will host an education policy forum in Hammond on January 29th at 5:30 at the First Methodist ChurchThe focus of the forum is “How do we improve education for all children?”

WHAT: Education Policy Forum

WHERE: First United Methodist Church

WHEN:Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

WHO: Moderator:  Christopher Tyson, Louisiana Progress Board Member and Professor at LSU Law School

Confirmed Panelists:
  • Lottie Beebe, BESE Board Member 
  • Theresa Hamilton, CAO of the Tangipahoa School System 
  • Rep. John Bel Edwards, House Education Committee 
  • Rep. Chris Broadwater, House Education Committee 
  • Kevin Crovetto, Teacher 
  • Barbara Forrest, Southeastern Louisiana University Professor 
  • Lemar Marshall, Hammond City Councilman
  • Karen Bell, Teacher 
  • James Kirylo, Southeastern Louisiana University Professor 
  • Ashley Walker, Principal at Westside Middle School 
  • John Ayers, Executive Director of the Tulane Cowen Institute
Louisiana Progress is inviting community leaders, families participating in this school system, elected officials and clergy to attend and learn more about the impact of education reform on schools, teachers and the families in Louisiana. 

Melissa Flournoy, Louisiana Progress Board Chair stated, 
We hope to address some of the challenges to implementation of the education reform legislation, implications for the on-going desegregation case and opportunities for improving public education.   We are interested in framing a discussion that can be thoughtful, thorough and constructive based on data and best practices."
The media will also be able to follow the event by following @LAProgress or using the hashtag #LAEduReform on twitter, and LAProgress on Facebook.                
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Note: This forum is cosponsored by the Hammond Daily Star newspaper.
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