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MINORITY-OWNED INDEPENDENT PHILADELPHIA SCHOOLS ENDORSE SCHOOL CHOICE LEGISLATION; ANNOUNCE EFFORT TO MOBILIZE STUDENTS AND PARENTS BEHIND IT

MINORITY-OWNED INDEPENDENT PHILADELPHIA SCHOOLS ENDORSE SCHOOL CHOICE LEGISLATION; ANNOUNCE EFFORT TO MOBILIZE STUDENTS AND PARENTS BEHIND IT
 What: Philadelphia area minority-owned independent schools
 will announce their endorsement of HB 1133, school
 choice legislation. At the news conference, the
 independent school representatives will also announce
 their plans to mobilize their students, parents and
 fellow independent school administrators to actively
 support the legislation by contacting their state
 legislators.
 Who: Administrators and representatives from Larchwood
 School, Blair Christian School, Corinthian Christian
 Academy and West Oak Lane Church of God Christian
 Academy. David Kirkpatrick, vice chairman of the
 REACH (Road to Educational Achievement through Choice)
 Alliance and past president of PSEA, the largest
 teacher's union in the state.
 When: Thursday, Dec. 5, 10:30 a.m.
 Where: Larchwood School, Thouron & Sedgwick avenues,
 Philadelphia, 215-548-8000.
 Photos: Students from Larchwood School will present a poster
 calling for educational choice. Students and parents
 will bring letters to their state legislators for
 delivery to Harrisburg. School administrators will
 sign a petition endorsing the school choice bill and
 present flyers they intend to distribute to their
 parents and students.
 Details:
 The Pennsylvania State Senate passed the school choice legislation last week. The Pennsylvania State House is expected to consider the legislation the week of Dec. 9.
 The REACH Alliance is made up of Pennsylvanians from all across the state. Its members include parents, teachers, business, community, labor and religious leaders and elected officials. The goal of this group is to provide parents the opportunity to select the best school for their children, whether it be public or non-public.
 Directions:
 From Center City, take Broad Street North, make a left on Stenton Avenue, follow Stenton Avenue to Sedgwick Street, make a right on Sedgwick Street. Larchwood School will be the second school on the right (beige building). You will pass Leeds Junior High School before reaching Larchwood School.
 CONTACT: Belinda Donovan of The Tierney Group, 215-732-4100.
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