Education Advocates Invite Parents and Community Members to NWA Education Forum

Springdale, AR — Parents, teachers, administrators, school board members and other education advocates will celebrate the success of Northwest Arkansas’ public schools and discuss students’ needs for the future Thursday, February 8th at 5:30 pm at Don Tyson School of Innovation (2667 Hylton Rd, Springdale).

Local members of Arkansans for Quality Education and leaders are working together to plan the education forum. Springdale Superintendent Dr. Jim Rollins says it will be an important opportunity for the community to learn specific ways Northwest Arkansas School Districts are improving student achievement, and how they can help to ensure successful strategies are implemented statewide.

“We know there are practice-proven ways to improve our schools, and many of these strategies are already working for our students,” Rollins says. “Together, we must call on our elected officials to spread these successes across Arkansas to ensure a brighter future for all students.”

Heavy appetizers will be served at the event.

Arkansans for Quality Education formed to push for proven, consensus-based education reform at the Capitol. Its members include the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators, Arkansas Education Association, Arkansas Parent Teacher Association, Arkansas Opportunity to Learn Campaign, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, Arkansas School Boards Association, Arkansas Rural Education Association, Arkansas Citizens First Congress, and Rural Community Alliance.