The News Journal is sponsoring an education forum at the Chase Center on the Waterfront in Wilmington on March 9th. Led by David Ledford, the Executive Editor of The News Journal, the purpose of the forum is to engage in an open discussion about how best to serve Wilmington schools. Originally the date was on February 24th which drew controversy since that was the date for the referendum on the Christina and Red Clay Consolidated School Districts.
Panelists include the following:
Mike Matthews: Warner Elementary School Teacher and President of the Red Clay Educators Association
Tony Allen: Chair of the Wilmington Education Committee and a Bank of America executive
Mark Holodick: Superintendent of the Brandywine School District
Senator David Sokola: Chair of the Delaware Senate Education Committee
Lamont Browne: Head of School for East Side Charter and Family Foundations Academy
Tizzy Lockman: University of Delaware Public Policy Graduate Student and Mother
The forum kicks off at 6:30pm, but there will be an Education Expo at the location from 4:00-6:00pm where district and charter representatives will be on hand to talk to citizens about their schools.
Governor Jack Markell will give opening remarks at the Education Forum.
If you plan on going, it is free, but you would need to register here: http://newsjournal.upickem.net/engine/YourSubmission.aspx?contestid=164189