MEMPHIS, TN – In light of recent and planned changes that will significantly impact the education landscape in Memphis and Shelby County, the New Tri-State Defender newspaper is coordinating a town hall meeting to provide a forum for local residents to learn more and engage in discussion.
The ACHIEVE! Town Hall Meeting on Education will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at The Magnet located at 879 McLemore Ave.
The event is intended to highlight the numerous school options available for students and parents; provide insight on new developments that will affect the way students are educated; and offer attendees an opportunity to ask questions and voice concerns.
School leaders, policy makers, and education advocates will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Bernal Smith, President and Publisher of the New Tri-State Defender.
All parents, students, teachers, and concerned citizens who reside in the Greater Memphis community are invited to attend.
“School choice is a hot topic in our community, and it is time for everyone to embrace it and understand the importance of having options,” said Smith.
“We [the New Tri-State Defender] want to make sure that all parents are well informed and ready to take full advantage of opportunities that exist to increase their child’s potential to achieve academic and career success.”