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Education Advocates Invite Parents and Community Members to Northeast Arkansas Education Forum

Jonesboro, AR -- Parents, teachers, administrators, school board members and other education advocates will celebrate the success of Northeast Arkansas' public schools and discuss students' needs for the future Tuesday, March 6th at 5:30 pm at Jonesboro High School (310 Hurricane Drive, Jonesboro, AR 72401).

Local members of Arkansans for Quality Education and leaders are working together to plan the education forum. Educators from Jonesboro, Paragould, Harrisburg, Newport and Lawrence County school districts will each share stories of the exciting things happening in their buildings.

Jonesboro Superintendent Dr. Kim Wilbanks says it will be an important opportunity for the community to learn specific ways Northeast Arkansas school districts are improving student achievement, and how they can help to ensure successful strategies are implemented statewide.

"Educators and public school advocates already agree on a variety of practice-proven ways to increase student success," Wilbanks says. "Together, we must call on our elected officials to spread these improvements across Arkansas to ensure a brighter future for all students."

The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Heavy appetizers will be served at the event.

Arkansans for Quality Education formed to push for proven, consensus-based education reform at the Capitol. Its members include the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators, Arkansas Education Association, Arkansas Parent Teacher Association, Arkansas Opportunity to Learn Campaign, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, Arkansas School Boards Association, Arkansas Rural Education Association, Arkansas Citizens First Congress, and Rural Community Alliance.

Kyle Leyenberger

Communications Specialist

(501) 375-4611 ext. 117

Cell: (479) 544-7878


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