E3 Hosts Parent Roundtable on School Choice for National School Choice Week

E3 NSCW 2013

Participants wearing National School Choice Week scarves from left are:
Zuri Hadi, Paul, Valerie Crute, Christy Davis Jackson, Dana Cumberlain, Eric Navarro, Jared Bone, Christopher Owens, Peter Santiago, Raheem Veal, Maria Matute, Yesenia Jaques, Stephanie Williams, Karman Beauman Louis Mary De Moran, Mary Macelroy, Father Ed Leahy. Rear: Brain Carr, Kevin Jenkins, Nicole Spellman. Al Bundy. Front: Seth Jackson.

Monday, January 28, 2013 at

St. Benedicts Preparatory School, Newark NJ

For Immediate Release: 1/29/13 Newark, NJ- As part of National School Choice Week E3, Excellent Education for Everyone hosted a groundbreaking parent roundtable on the issue of school choice at St. Benedicts’ Preparatory School in Newark NJ last evening.

“Parents and communities of color have been left out of the most important discussion (urban education reform) since the civil rights movement,” said Kevin Jenkins VP of Operations for E3.”  ”Engaging parents in the discussion, leading the process of reform utilizing the input of the stakeholders themselves is the only way to affect effective, systemic and sustainable change in urban education.”

St. Benedicts Preparatory School has been on the front line of urban education reform in the Newark community since its inception in 1868. Today St. Benedicts continues to lead the way in effective urban education programs based on the Rule of Benedict that “combines rigorous academic study with an emphasis on building a community whose members are responsible to one another for developing virtue, character, and talent.”

A cross section of parents, all women at this event, have children who attend or have attended the Newark Public Schools, St. Benedicts, Robert Treat Academy, private and boarding schools.

E3 is a 501(c)3 organization with a 360° approach to urban education reform that focuses on education, advocacy, educational justice and education reform research to engage stakeholders and reframe the discussion, and the process for sustainable urban education reform.

The Parent Roundtable is a program on the E3 Advocacy Training Institute part of the E3 Diamond Institutes of Education, Advocacy and Training, Educational Justice and School Reform Research.

For interview opportunities with Father Edwin Leahy or Mr. Kevin Jenkins call E3 at 732-964-3100.


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