Community leaders and education policy experts will hold a forum for parents interested in learning more about charter schools, such as the Stockton Early College Academy in the Stockton Unified School District.
Speakers will be:
- Bill Evers, former U.S. assistant secretary of education for policy. He is also a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.
- Johnathan Williams, founder of The Accelerated School and former member of the California State Board of Education.
- Ricky Gill, former member of the California State Board of Education.
The forum also will also include Stockton community leader Rev. Bob Hailey, founding pastor of Unity Southern Baptist Church and former president of the NAACP in Stockton. In addition, Stockton Early College Academy Principal Michael Hall will offer a primer on charter schools and give an overview of the academy.
The forum will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Scottish Rite Temple, 33 W. Alpine Ave., Stockton. Admission is free.
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