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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Tiger Talk: Charter Schools in Suburbia - Feb 5th

**Note as of Sat at 8:30 AM: The event will occur as planned**


Waiting for Superman in Central NJ? Why is there a trend of new charter schools in areas that have outstanding public schools?

Featuring these outstanding panelists:

Julia Sass Rubin, PhD S*05 - One of the founding members of Save our Schools NJ, a nonpartisan, grassroots organization of parents and other concerned residents who believe that all New Jersey children should have access to a high quality public education.

Carolyn Rouse, PhD. - Princeton University Professor of Anthropology

Maureen Quirk, PhD *82 S*83 P13 - Founder and Trustee of Princeton Charter School, a public school in Princeton Township offering a free, academically rigorous education to students in kindergarten through grade eight.

Parker Block - Founder and Spokesperson of Princeton International Academy Charter School, a Mandarin-immersion public school opening its doors to students in kindergarten through second grade from the Princeton Regional, South Brunswick, and West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional school districts starting in September 2011.

Bonnie Rogers '13 - Princeton University Student and Charter School Volunteer with Scholar Academies and Foundation Academy Charter School in Trenton, NJ

Following their comments, the panelists will be available for questions from attendees or other panelists.

February 5, 2011

10 AM – 12 noon

The Nassau Club, 6 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ

Danishes and coffee/tea/juice included

Ticket price: $10 per person

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Please bring cash or check to pay at the door.

If you would like to find out more about these organizations in Central NJ, please visit their websites:

Princeton International Academy Charter School (grades K – 2nd and adding grades)

Princeton Charter School Princeton Charter School (grades K – 8th)

Save Our Schools NJ (SOSnj) Save our Schools NJ

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