Mayor Broome to host “Keeping the Promise: A Town Hall on Education” with area education leaders

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Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome will hold a virtual Town Hall meeting featuring education leaders from the Baton Rouge community on Tuesday, May 5, at 1 p.m.

“Keeping the Promise: A Town Hall on Education,” is set to examine how Baton Rouge is working to deliver quality education and related services amid COVID-19.

“As we continue to navigate the coronavirus pandemic, it is important for leaders in our community to continue to look after the needs of our students,” said Mayor Broome. “This event provides the opportunity to gather our community and to reflect on the state of education during the coronavirus. We can join forces to examine the trajectory of higher education in Baton Rouge, and discuss how to best support our students as we move forward.”

The town hall will feature President-Chancellor Dr. Ray Belton of Southern University; Interim President Tom Galligan of Louisiana State University; Interim Chancellor Dr. Willie Smith of Baton Rouge Community College; and Superintendent Warren Drake of the East Baton Rouge School System.

According to the Mayor’s Office, the program will highlight the importance of the continued partnership known as the Capital Area Promise initiative.

President for the Institute of Educational Leadership and former Acting Assistant Secretary with the U.S. Department of Education Dr. Johan Uvin will provide information on the state of education across the country.

Attendees can register for this event online via the following registration link at: https://www.brla.gov/capitalareapromise

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