The first ever Lowcountry town hall devoted to education will take place Tuesday, May 22nd from 6pm to 8pm at the ILA (Conference Hall) on Morrison Drive. The Quality Education Project, in association with the South Carolina Education Association (SCEA) and the National Education Association (NEA) are organizing this event that will include a panel discussion concerning the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in SC and the role the policy can play in enhancing parent engagement and education.
“As a local organization committed to education reform and policies that improve the quality of public education, QEP supports having discussions surrounding how to improve parent education and engagement because we see this as a vital component to improving the educational experiences of children in Charleston,” says Dr. Kendall Deas, a co-director of the Quality Education Project.
The event is free and open to the public and a light dinner will be served. Invitations have been sent to key local and state policymakers and NEA is sending policy experts from Washington, DC to be a part of this discussion concerning how the implementation of ESSA in South Carolina will impact Title 1 public schools in the Charleston area.