HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Riding under the theme “Creating Opportunity for Every Child,” the
Parent Express Bus will tour Connecticut beginning at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 1,
in honor of National School Choice Week and Black History Month.
The Connecticut Parents Union will host the two-day event, beginning at
Hartford’s Phillips Metropolitan CME Church and touring throughout
Hartford, East Haven, and West Haven to educate, empower, and engage
communities about the importance of ensuring educational and economic
equity for all Connecticut children, regardless of zip code.
Keynote speakers include retired Georgia Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan,
Financial Empowerment expert Charles “Tank” Harris, Andrea Comer,
Executive Director CBIA Education and Workforce Partnership, Fathers In
Education, Civil Rights Attorney Josephine Smalls Miller, Connecticut
lawmakers and school parents, faith leaders, and community leaders.
This event is planned to coincide with the history-making celebration of
National School Choice Week 2017, which will feature more than 21,000
school choice events across all 50 states.
Each stop will include presentations on the current state of education
in Connecticut, particularly in marginalized communities, and emphasize
the ways educational options promote academic success. Additional talks
and discussions on topics like bullying, economic development and
empowering girls will be presented along the way.
“Parent Express Bus is designed to meet people where they are,” said
Gwen Samuel, president and founder of Connecticut Parents Union.
“Ensuring student success is an intentional effort, the bottom line is
that every child deserves equitable access to safe great schools and
educational opportunity. Our goal is to help parents and students
understand the importance and gain access to those opportunities.”
For more information, contact Gwen Samuel at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (203) 443-3203.
The Connecticut Parents Union (CTPU) is a membership organization
whereby parents, guardians and families are connected with educational
resources and supports necessary to ensure that neither race, zip-code
nor socio-economic status is a predictor of their child’s success.
As a nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort, National
School Choice Week shines a positive spotlight on effective
education options for students, families, and communities around the
For more information, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com,
or visit www.facebook.com/schoolchoiceweek.