United Way of Broward County

Empowering Effective Teachers Task Force Hosts Education Town Hall

Natalie Horowitz
September 20, 2011

United Way of Broward County’s Empowering Effective Teachers Task Force will host an Education Town Hall at Nova Southeastern University’s Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, October 12 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Local educators, parents, community leaders and elected officials are invited to learn and participate in a community conversation to discuss ways to support public education in Broward County.

The Town Hall will serve as a forum to formally present the findings and recommendations of the Empowering Effective Teachers Task Force, and provide a call to action and mobilization of the community efforts supporting and empowering effective teaching. Representative Evan Jenne, will serve as the evening’s moderator and lead a panel discussion with Task Force members.

“Students at all levels should be challenged in learning environments that inspire, motivate, and teach the skills and knowledge required for success in today’s knowledge-based economy,” said Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D. “We ask that all parents, teachers, community and business leaders and all concerned citizens of Broward County to join us at this Town Hall to learn how to support policies and reforms that empower and support our teachers.”

To register online for the Education Town Hall, please visit www.unitedwaybroward.org. Admission is free, print registration confirmation email for free event parking. For more information about the Empowering Effective Teachers Task Force, please visit www.unitedwaybroward.org or contact Dave Wallace at dwallace@unitedwaybroward.org or (954) 462-4850 ext. 130.

About Empowering Effective Teachers
The Empowering Effective Teachers Initiative is a two-year United Way project that brings together educators with community, government and business leaders to develop ideas and strategies that support teacher development. Funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through United Way Worldwide, the premise of the Initiative is the single most significant factor impacting student achievement that schools can control is an effective teacher. Because every child deserves an effective teacher in every subject, every year, United Way is focused on mobilizing the community to empower our teachers with the tools and resources they need to be successful.

About United Way of Broward County
United Way of Broward County is a volunteer driven, community-based, non-profit organization servicing Broward County for more than 70 years. United Way of Broward County mission is to focus and unite the entire community to create significant lasting change in the impact areas of education, income and health, the building blocks for a better life, which positively impacts people’s lives. United Way of Broward County is the catalyst for change and convener of partnerships that unite the hearts, minds, and resources within the Broward community. For more information, visit www.unitedwaybroward.org.

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