Recognizing the crisis our educational system is going through on all levels and how it is affecting our schools and our children; the Northridge East Neighborhood Council has joined forces with local educators, parents, political leaders and stakeholders to find a way to help our schools through this crisis. The result of this collaboration is Education Forum 2010, scheduled for February 10, 2010, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Northridge Academy High School auditorium, 9601 Zelzah Avenue, Northridge.
NENC Education Chair Nestor Fantini, who is spearheading this effort, believes this dialogue will help identify priorities and create a strategic partnership, which will ultimately improve the quality of education in our schools.
The meeting will kick off with a presentation by Dr. Gregory Vallone, principal of Holmes International Middle School. Dr. Vallone has received recognition from the state of California, as well as local officials as an innovative educator, who has been successful in bridging the academic gap among ethnic and racial groups. Following Dr. Vallone will be two interconnected sessions. Jeanie Mortensen, Northridge Academy Facilitator and Peter McCarty, a NENC board member, respectively, will moderate them.
For more information, please contact Nestor Fantini at firstname.lastname@example.org. Education Forum 2010 is another example of how NENC is striving to make Northridge a better place to live, work, play and learn.