Impact of Charter Schools: A Panel Discussion


It's a milestone year for Connecticut charter schools, as they're celebrating 20 years of providing life-changing education for their students.

Since their inception, public charter schools have been a high-quality option for thousands of Connecticut students and families. Charters consistently prepare children for a successful future and show that with grit, ingenuity, and a culture of excellence, any child can learn and thrive. 

Connecticut's 24 charters are unique and innovative -- and the Northeast Charter Schools Network will take a deep dive into their programs for our second annual Impact of Charter Schools panel discussion on Wednesday, December 7, at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport. 

Last year's Impact of Charter School discussion brought the community together for an open and honest dialogue about our schools -- and we're excited to engage parents, teachers, students, and advocates again for an evening dedicated to addressing the growing educational needs of children and families. 

Please join us on Wednesday, December 7, for an evening of in-depth discussion on the impact charter schools have on our state.

What: Impact of Charter Schools: A Panel Discussion

When: Wednesday December 7th 5pm-8pm

Where: Housatonic Community College at 900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, CT 06604

Register below | Registration is free

Chris Harrington ·

Confirmed Panelists

  • Ronelle Swagerty, CEO of New Beginnings Family Academy in Bridgeport
  • John Taylor, Executive Director/Principal of Booker T. Washington Academy in New Haven
  • Barbara Ruggierro, Executive Director of Brass City Charter School in Waterbury
  • Brooke Lafreniere, Principal of Path Academy in Windham

Will you come?

Northeast Charter Schools Network

2 Tower Place, Floor 2, Albany NY 12203

85 Willow Street, New Haven CT 06511

Phone: (518) 603-9091