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City Club Panel to Focus on Public Education

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The City Club of The Mahoning Valley will kick off its 2017 program schedule with a panel discussion, “The Future of Public Education in Ohio’s Cities.”

The panel — which will feature Ohio Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni, D-33 Boardman, Youngstown City Schools CEO Krish Mohip and Christine Fowler-Mack, chief of new and innovative schools and programs for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District — will take place March 6 at Stambaugh Auditorium.

In addition to the on-stage panelists, the event will also feature a community stakeholder table that will include teachers, administrators, parents and students from local school districts, who will be asked to kick-off the audience question-and-answer session.

“It’s an important time for public education in America right now, and especially for our city school systems — from the controversial appointment of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education, to the state education budget formulas, our schools are at a critical juncture,” said Tim Francisco, YSU English professor and co-founder of The City Club of The Mahoning Valley.

The program includes dinner, the panel discussion and the audience question and answer session. Doors open at 5 p.m., with dinner to be served at 5:30 p.m. and the program to run from 6:15 to 8 p.m.

As with past events, WYSU-FM will live-stream the discussion at its website and rebroadcast the discussion March 9 on air at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $30 per person or $350 for a group or corporate table for eight. Tickets are on sale at the auditorium website.

For more information, contact Phil Kidd at 330 519 8712.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.