Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Community Forum on Current Issues Facing Providence Public Schools, March 2, 6:00pm +

Tomorrow evening at 6:00pm, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization is hosting a community forum to discuss the current financial issues facing Providence Public Schools. This meeting is being co-sponsored by the Vartan Gregorian Elementary, Nathan Bishop Middle School, and Hope High School PTOs.

MLK PTO president Dr. Corey D. B. Walker, Associate Professor of Africana Studies, will facilitate the conversation, which will focus on sharing clear information, creating a space to share concerns and questions, and consider next steps as a community.

Invited speakers (not all of whom are represented in the image of the flyer on this page - this has come together fast!) include:

Superintendent Tom Brady
Providence Teachers Union President Steve Smith
School Board Member Brian Lalli
School Board President Kathy Crain (confirmed)
Mayor Taveras' Senior Adviser on Education Angela Romans (confirmed)
Annenberg Institute for School Reform Executive Director Warren Simmons (confirmed)
City Council Member Seth Yurdin (confirmed)
City Council Member Kevin Jackson (confirmed)
City Council Member Sam Zurier (confirmed)

The meeting will be held at MLK Elementary School, 35 Camp Street. Please enter through the cafeteria doors on Carrington Avenue, on the south side of the building. Carrington runs between Hope and Camp Streets.


  1. I will not be there as my wife has an interview for a teaching job in Massachusetts tomorrow evening (really!).

  2. I hope the interview went well. I hate the circumstances that caused her to need to be interviewing but really wish her the best and whatever school gets her as a teacher will be a better place!

    I'll post a write up of the forum at King today.