The 2012 Town Hall on Education

A Community Meeting on Mayor Jackson’s Plan to reinvent public education

Co‐sponsored by the Cleveland Leadership Center and the Cleveland Young Professional Senate

As Mayor Frank G. Jackson and the Cleveland Teachers Union move closer to agreement, the City of Cleveland is continuing their series of meetings to gain feedback from the community on how to ensure the success of Cleveland’s children in school.

The Cleveland Young Professional Senate and the Cleveland Leadership Center are sponsoring the April 16th meeting which will brief the public on Mayor Jackson’s plan to transform education in Cleveland Schools. The audience will then have an opportunity to engage in a question and answer session with Mayor Jackson and CEO Gordon.

Questions will be fielded in person, as well as with the Twitter hashtag #CLEEducation.

Through his education plan, Mayor Jackson hopes to triple the number of Cleveland students attending good schools through a “portfolio strategy” that is showing promising results in cities such as Baltimore, Denver, Hartford, and New York. This plan seeks to help Cleveland transition from a traditional, single‐ source school district to a new system of district and charter schools that will stimulate dramatic student achievement gains for every child no matter what school they attend.

Citizens will not want to miss out on this historic moment to shape education policy and the learning climate for generations of children going forward.

Who: Citizens from across Greater Cleveland

When: April 16, 2012 Time: Doors open at 5:00pm; Town Hall will begin at 5:30pm and end promptly at 7:00pm

What: Mayor Frank G. Jackson and CEO Eric Gordon will present the plan for Cleveland Schools Where: Cleveland Public Library, Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium Link to Transformation Plan: http://media.cleveland.com/metro/other/ClevelandPlanFinal.pdf

### CLC Alumni, CYPS Members and the public are invited to register at http://www.cleveleads.org

Please arrive early, seating is limited

Cleveland Young Professional Senate ... http://www.clevelandyps.org/

Cleveland Leadership Center ... http://www.cleveleads.org/