Public Education Forum Is Thursday

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Alpha Phi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma will present a Forum on Education on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Brainerd United Methodist Church.  

Dr. Jensi Souders, a Chattanoogan and past international president of Delta Kappa Gamma, will moderate the forum.  The panel will include Rick Smith (HCDE superintendent of Hamilton County Schools), Dan Challener (president of the Public Education Foundation), Dr. Warren Mackey (chair of the County Commission Education Committee), and Lurone Jennings (City of Chattanooga director of Youth and Family Development ).

The public is invited to attend. Opportunities to submit questions will be available at the forum.


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