First Rockford Latino Education Forum

Latino Consortium to address truancy, zoning and bilingual education

From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 22 (doors open at 5:30 p.m.), a consortium of Latino parents, educators, and advocates, will hold their first Latino Education Forum for Latino parents with children and/or youth enrolled in the Rockford Public School’s Bilingual Education Program, at La Voz Latina’s Community Room, 412 Market St., in Rockford.

The forum’s keynotes will be Dr. Dennis Thompson, superintendent of the Rockford Public School District, and Adam Smith, City of Rockford’s director of Education and Lifelong Learning. The agenda for the evening will address the recently passed truancy ordinance, school zoning and bilingual education. Parents are encouraged to bring questions, comments and concerns.

Food and beverages will be provided at no cost. Interpreter assistance will also be provided. Call in advance to arrange daycare. For more information, contact: La Voz Latina Youth Department, 815-965-5784.

Organizers for this event consist of representatives from the Bilingual Department Parent Advisory Council, City of Rockford, La Voz Latina, Latino Leadership Council, Rockford Area Mexican Business Association, the Rockford School District, and the YMCA Black and Hispanic Achievers.

from the issue March 14-20, 2007, issue

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