Media Advisory: School Leaders, Students and Families to Urge Board of Education to Approve Four Charter School Proposals

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MEDIA ADVISORY
March 30, 2014                        
 
Contact:
Sarah Beron
401-871-9048
sberon@advocacysolutionsllc.com
 
Chris Hunter
401-487-7771
chunter@advocacysolutionsllc.com
 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
 
School Leaders, Students and Families to Urge Board of Education to Approve Four Charter School Proposals
 
HARTFORD, C.T. – Charter school supporters from around the state will gather at Jumoke Academy Honors at the Hartford Conservatory at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, April 1 to urge the Connecticut State Board of Education to approve four new charter schools.

Proposals for the four new charter schools are scheduled to come before the Board of Education for a vote the following day, April 2. The proposed schools include Booker T. Washington Academy (New Haven), Capital Prep Harbor (Bridgeport), Great Oaks Charter School – Bridgeport (Bridgeport) and Stamford Charter School for Excellence (Stamford).

There is a growing, unmet demand for more high-quality public school choice options across Connecticut. With 4,276 student names on charter school waiting lists, policymakers must act now to provide better public education options for families.

WHAT:
Rally to support the approval of four new Connecticut charter schools

WHO:
Public charter school students, families and school leaders, including:
  • Jeremiah Grace, Northeast Charter Schools Network
  • Dr. Steve Perry, Capital Prep Harbor
  • Tanya Gahns, Stamford Charter School for Excellence
  • Christina Grant, Great Oaks Charter School - Bridgeport
  • Dr. Michael Sharpe, Booker T. Washington Academy / Family Urban Schools of Excellence
  • Rev. Eldren Morrison, Booker T. Washington Academy / Varick Memorial AME Zion Church
  • Rev. William McCullough, Russell Temple CME Church, Bridgeport
WHEN:
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
2:00pm

WHERE:
Jumoke Academy Honors at the Hartford Conservatory (875 Asylum Ave., Hartford, CT 06105)
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