Monday, June 2, 2008

Education Policy Forum Planned Wednesday For Area School Board, State Legislative Candidates

WHAT/WHY: The Education Policy Forums are offered every election year for school board and state legislative candidates. The half-day session is a primer on education in Georgia. Presented by experts in several fields, the Forum is designed to give candidates a strong foundation on which to build their candidacy and, if elected, on which to make sound education decisions. Topics include: choices in education; early learning; education finance; governance and policymaking; school leadership; standards, assessments and accountability; student achievement; and teacher workforce. The information provided is based upon non-partisan research and is compiled in a Primer that covers each topic in-depth. All participants receive one of the resource books. This is the second of 12 sessions to be presented around Georgia in June.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 4, 12:30 – 4:45 p.m.

WHERE: Clayton State University, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Technology Bldg., Room 222.

WHO: The sessions are sponsored and presented by the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education and the Georgia School Boards Assn. They are open to local school board and state legislative candidates as well as other candidates for office who feel the session would be beneficial to them in addressing education issues. Currently, there are 32 registrants (seven are Clayton County School Board candidates).

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