Local Community Leaders Announce Speaking with One Voice Education Plan for Metro School Systemv

Nashville, TN--The Nashville Branch of the NAACP will hold a press conference tomorrow, Wednesday August 18, 2010, 10am, and the Branch office (1308 Jefferson Street Nashville 37208) to announce Speaking with One Voice, the education plan for Metro Schools.  Along with the IMF, Center for Community Change, Urban League of MT, Black Caucus, Urban Epicenter and other organizations, the coalition of groups will enact the plan in response to the report that states more than 50% of African American boys in the Metro school system have been suspended.  The organizations will pose a challenge to the school board as well as enact the Education Toolkit established by the NAACP’s National Office.

Who:

IMF Center for Community Change NAACP Tennessee Immigrants Urban League of Middle Tennessee Metro Nashville City Council Black Caucus Urban Epic Center Other pastors and community leaders

What:

Speaking with One Voice Press Conference

When:

Wednesday August 18, 2010, 10AM

Where:

NAACP Nashville Branch (1308 Jefferson Street Nashville, 37208)

Why:

To announce the Education Toolkit established by the NAACP.  The strategy includes the following: 1) Increasing Resource Equity: Target funds to neediest kids, 2) Ensuring College & Career Readiness: A path to success after graduation for all students, 3) Improving Teaching: Growing our own great teachers now in underserved communities, and 4) Improving Discipline: Eliminate zero tolerance; keep kids in school

To attend the press conference please email naacpnashvillepr@gmail.com or call 615.423.4588.

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