League of women voters discusses future of public education

From staff reports

The League of Women Voters Leelanau County will host a presentation on Public Education: The Future on Wednesday Nov. 5 at noon in the lower level public meeting room of the Leelanau County Government Center. The November meeting is the second session of a two-part discussion on public education. The presenters will be Jim Rowlett of the Poverty Reduction Initiative, Mary Marois, former Director of the Leelanau/Grand Traverse Counties’ Department of Human Services and Chris Parker, Superintendent of the Northport Public Schools. The panelists will address the issue of poverty as it relates to schooling and achievement gaps and the impact of teachers and principals on student achievement.

The public is invited. Many people bring a sack lunch. LWVLC business meeting to follow presentation.