Trying to figure out where to send your child to school in Philadelphia? Wondering how charter schools are changing the educational landscape?
Then come to this free discussion at 6 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University,
2001 N. 13th Street.
Dale Mezzacappa, editor and contributor of the Philadelphia Public School Notebook, will moderate a panel discussion designed to shed light on the options Philadelphians have to educate our children.
Panel participants include Nijmie Dzurinko, previously Executive Director of the Philadelphia Student Union, an organization that develops youth leaders by addressing school reform issues; Scott Gordon, CEO of Mastery Charter Schools, a growing non-profit charter school network recognized nationally for their work in school turnarounds and dramatic student achievement gains; and Miriam Hill (that's me), a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, as well as the creator Raising Philadelphia, a blog focusing on the pleasures and challenges of raising a young child in the city.
Although the event is free, organizers want people to register in advance here: http://philadelphiaschoolsystem.eventbrite.com/