by Devin Katayama @ WFPL
“Treasure Rogers is one of several Jefferson County Public Schools students who attended a school board forum last year. It was organized by two young education activists who just thought it would be cool to hold a forum in which students could participate … “
Read More: http://wfpl.org/post/pulse-how-education-activists-are-changing-students-voices
When: Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 8:30AM-10AM.
Where: Starbucks at Seelbach
The focus this time? Advancing CMI … http://www.55000degrees.org/take-the-pledge/
Big thanks to Drake Hatfield and his crew doing Louisville Video Production over at HatfieldMedia.com for putting this together!
Time is so valuable, and we appreciate that you shared yours with us last Friday.
Students, we had nothing but positive responses from candidates, and they all thought your questions were the best ones they had heard yet on the campaign trail.
“Good Job and let [students] know the adults in the room heard them and support them!”
“We appreciate your passion for helping education!”
“You guys rock!”, “Thank you so much”, “The event was great!”
“What a success! Everyone we talked with enjoyed it …”
“Loved the questions to the candidates … so great to see it!”
We had a few candidates so impressed they asked how they could tap into the “Student Voice” (presuming they get elected) … so, our next efforts will be getting student voices heard after the election, including investigation in how to help JCPS board members put their questions directly to students and parents through online polling.
See, you did make a difference.
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Reminder, JCPS districts 2, 4 & 7 are up for election … here’s a map: http://www.jefferson.k12.ky.us/Board/BoardMap/Board_District_Map.html
Yes, I preferred student’s questions as well, but if you need a quick candidate recap: http://wfpl.org/post/where-jcps-board-candidates-stand-key-issues
See you Friday @ 10AM … reserve your seat now for the Student Forum.
and please stick around for: Feld, Brad Feld “What it takes to build a startup community and what Louisville can do to nurture more successful entrepreneurs.”