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Early-childhood education committee to host mayoral forum

January 31st, 2014 · 1 Comment · Community

The Long Beach Early Childhood Education Committee will host a mayoral forum on early education that is open to the public on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 6pm at the Alpert Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Willow St.
“The Committee focuses on early education as a key to long-term school performance, as well as works to ensure that each child in Long Beach is healthy, safe, and educated,” said Luanne Mauro-Atkinson, chair of the citywide committee. “In light of the federal and state focus on early learning, it is critical for not only the candidates, but also for providers, parents, and others to ensure that the field of early education is front and center on every mayoral candidate platform.”
The committee is currently composed of agencies such as the Long Beach Public Library, Young Horizons, Comprehensive Child Development, Long Beach City College, Long Beach Unified School District, the Long Beach Community Improvement League, the National Council of Jewish Women, the Department of Children and Family Services and ChildNet Youth and Family Services.
Currently, the following candidates are confirmed for attendance: Damon Dunn, Gerrie Shipske, Bonnie Lowenthal, Jana Shields, Doug Otto, Kareem Muhammad, Richard Camp and Steven Mozena. Robert Garcia has been invited to participate as well and is committed to attending pending his schedule, according to the committee.
Registration is required for admission into the forum as space is limited. Individuals interested in attending may register for the forum at lbece.org .

Source: LB Early Childhood Education Committee

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  • John Kindred

    How is it that LB Early Childhood Education Committee and others can hold a mayoral forum on early eduction but not one or two LBUSD-LBCC Board of Trustees Forum?

    These candidates will over see our children and students. We hear that parents and community members don’t take part and vote the way they should but then you hear so little about the race or candidates.

    Where are our “Education Leaders” and why don’t they do more to change the way people take part in our children and students when it comes to voting for LBUSD-LBCC Board of Trustees Candidates?

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