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For Release: June 5, 2003


ADVISORY: TEACHER TOWN MEETING SCHEDULED TODAY

Governor James E. McGreevey and Commissioner of Education William L. Librera will host a Teacher Town Meeting for Bergen County educators on today, June 5, in Paramus. The meeting takes place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Paramus High School, East Century Road.

Reporters and photographers are invited and encouraged to attend to cover this event. The meeting will take place in the school’s cafeteria.

Governor McGreevey and Commissioner Librera have pledged to meet with teachers in every county in the state in order to both explain the administration’s 21-point educational reform plan and establish an open dialogue with teachers on education issues. Thursday’s meeting is the seventh in a series of such events.

The Teacher Town Meeting provides an open format for teachers and educators to question the Governor and Commissioner on a wide range of state-level education initiatives and policies. At each Teacher Town Meeting, Governor McGreevey and Commissioner Librera outline the specific steps the Department of Education is taking to implement the Governor’s education reform agenda.

The agenda includes five components:

  • An emphasis on teacher and administrator quality;
  • Raising student achievement;
  • Highlighting diverse and multiple paths of student success;
  • Supporting innovative and outstanding practices and programs; and
  • Encouraging public engagement and communication.

Both Governor McGreevey and Commissioner Librera remain committed to maintaining an open line of communication between the administration and the state’s teachers.