Catch the Hope for Excellent Schools; community meetings being held

What do Mayor Bing, Emergency Financial Manager Bobb, and most of Detroit’s most powerful organizations have in common with you?

All want better schools.

Join hundreds of other parents and citizens to figure out how to make it happen.

Instead of speeches or lectures, each community meeting will have 10 small group discussions, focused on these key issues:

*Academic accountability
*Financial accountability
*Excellent teachers and principals
*Early childhood education
*K-8 transformation
*High school transformation
*Quality choices
*Safety
*Parent and family involvement
*Community supports and partnerships

Dates and locations follow:

November 30
Osborn High School, 11600 East 7 Mile Road

December 1
YouthVille, 7375 Woodward Avenue

December 2
Southeastern High School, 3030 Fairview Street

December 3
Most Holy Redeemer Church, 1721 Junction Street

December 7
Henry Ford High School, 20000 Evergreen Road

December 8
Detroit Community High School, 12675 Burt Road

All meetings are scheduled from 6-8 p.m., with a free dinner at 5:30 p.m. Free child care will be provided. There will be $300 worth of Visa gift cards given away, including an early bird raffle.

For more information, go to www.excellentschoolsdetroit.org

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