Saturday, February 22, 2014

Community Forum on Education

Tomorrow--Sunday, February 23--an important event is taking place at the Hudson Opera House. It is a forum on education options in the Hudson area--something that should be of interest not just to the parents of school age children but to everyone concerned with the quality of opportunity in our community. The featured guest at the forum is Michael Strong, author, educator, and co-founder and Chief Visionary Officer of FLOW. Strong will be speaking at the forum and leading a panel discussion with Maria Suttmeier, superintendent of the Hudson City School District, Martin Ping, executive director of the Hawthorne Valley Association, and Kaya Weidman and Ruth Adams of Kite's Nest.

The forum, which is free and open to the public, begins at 2 p.m. with a reception and information tables. The keynote address and panel discussion are from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., followed by a Q & A session. The information tables will also be available in the final hour of the event, from 4 to 5 p.m.

The groups expected to participate in the forum include Children's Community Circle, Hawthorne Valley Association, Hudson Afterschool Program (HCSD), Hudson Area Library, HATCH (Hudson Area Teaching Cooperative for Homeschoolers), City of Hudson Youth Center, Hudson Opera House, Hudson Reads (HCSD), Indian Mountain School, John L. Edwards Enrichment Initiative, Kite's Nest, Operation Unite, Perfect Ten Afterschool, Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood, Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center, TALC: The Alternative Learning Center, Udell School Advocates, and Youth Employment Services (HCSD).

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