Fort Lauderdalre, Florida (PRWEB) June 06, 2014
In a roundtable conversation led by Leadership Broward this morning, a panel of experts with backgrounds in education and politics discussed school choice options in Broward County and their impact on economic development in the county.
Richard Page, executive vice president of development, represented Charter Schools USA on the panel. The discussion covered a variety of topics and examined a number of school choice options including public and private schools, charter schools, virtual, magnet and others.
“It's evident that education is changing and our public school system will look much different ten years down the road,” said Page. “These conversations should be ongoing all across the country in order to educate parents and community leaders about the school choice options best for them.”
Page was joined by the Chief Portfolio Services Officer for Broward County Public Schools Leslie Brown, Representative Shevrin “Shev” Jones of the Florida House of Representatives’ 101st District, School Board Vice-Chair for the Broward County Public Schools Donna Korn, Broward Virtual School’s Principal Chris McGuire, and Director Judy Stern from the National Institute for Educational Options at Nova Southeastern University.
The event was hosted and sponsored by Tripp Scott Law Firm.
About Charter Schools USA
Charter Schools USA was founded by Jonathan Hage in 1997 and currently manages 70 schools in seven states. It is the first education management company in the United States to receive accreditation through AdvancED. Charter Schools USA schools produce some of the strongest academic gains in reading, writing and math in the nation based on state and federal standards. For more information, please visit http://www.charterschoolsusa.com.