March 30, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
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.
Rally to support the approval of four new Connecticut charter schools
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
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Jumoke Academy Honors at the Hartford Conservatory (875 Asylum Ave., Hartford, CT 06105)