Community Forum on Teacher Quality and Equity

Posted by on December 8, 2008

This is a reminder that on Tuesday, December 9th at 6:00 p.m. at the Kingsessing Recreation Center (4901 Kingsessing Southwest Philadelphia), the Philadelphia Student Union, Healthy Family, Healthy Life, Inc. and the Walnut Hill Community Association will be holding a Community Forum on issues of Teacher Quality and Equity.

This open forum will feature
*Dr. Heidi Ramirez of the School Reform Commission
*Dr. Maria Pitre, Chief Academic Officer, School District of Philadelphia (SDP)
*Michael Masch, Chief Business Officer, SDP
*Estelle Matthews, Chief of Talent Development, SDP
*Dina Hollingsworth, Human Resources, SDP
*Zack Steinberg Philadelphia Federation of Teachers negotiating team
*Rosalind Jones-Johnson, Director of Education PFT
*Besty Useem, Research for Action

The goal of the forum is to hear about current practices of teacher hiring, distribution, training, and retention, and to explore questions and suggestions from parents, students and other community members to inform district policy as well as contact negotiations.

*The bulk of the meeting will be devoted to open questions and discussion from the community.*

Co-sponsored by Philadelphia Student Union, Healthy Family, Healthy Life, Inc., Vernard Johnson, Walnut Hill Community Association, Southwest Action Collaborative.  In conjunction with the School District of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers.

For more information contact:
(215) 471-5970

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