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Education commission slated to meet

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From Staff Reports

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Edgecombe County Public Schools is continuing the work started last school year by the Blue Ribbon Commission on Educational Equity.

The Blue Ribbon Commission is a diverse group of Edgecombe County stakeholders tasked with leading an ongoing conversation in the community about a collective vision for Edgecombe County Public Schools graduates.

“The commission works in collaboration with school and district leaders to reimagine the future of education in Edgecombe County, so that all students are able to realize their dreams in this rapidly changing world,” said Edgecombe County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Valerie Bridges.

The commission members include students, parents, teachers, principals and board of education members. Business, faith-based and nonprofit leaders are also members of the Blue Ribbon Commission, in addition to N.C. General Assembly representatives.

“In an effort to engage the community in a meaningful conversation about our collective vision for ECPS graduates, we are holding a series of town hall meetings in schools throughout our district,” said Edgecombe County Public Schools Director of Innovation Erin Swanson.

Community members are invited to attend the following school-based meetings:

■ Dec. 5 at Tarboro High School — Topic: What is a purposeful life?

■ March 13, 2018, at North Edgecombe High School — Topic: What is the future of work?

■ May 15, 2018, at SouthWest Edgecombe High School — Topic: What is the future of Edgecombe County?

All meetings will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. The meetings will begin with a panel discussion and will be followed by a “Community Cafe” discussion to solicit input from attendees.

For more information about the Blue Ribbon Commission on Educational Equity, contact Swanson at eswanson@ecps.us or 252-641-2600.

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