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NEA Vice President Coming to Connecticut

NEA Vice President Lily Eskelsen will be taking part in a forum in Hartford November 11.

We are excited that Lily Eskelsen, vice president of the National Education Association (NEA), will be coming to Connecticut to participate in a panel titled Our Great Education Challenge. The Connecticut Forum’s panel will take place Thursday, November 11 at 8pm in Hartford.  CEA members are strongly encouraged to attend.

Eskelsen will join panelists Davis Guggenheim, director of Waiting for “Superman”; Joel Klein, chancellor of New York City Schools; Jon Schnur, CEO of New Leaders for New Schools; and Deborah Gist, Rhode Island Commissioner of Education.

Eskelsen is one of the nation’s highest-ranking labor leaders and one of its most influential Hispanic educators.  She began her career in education as a lunch worker in a school cafeteria.  A former Utah Teacher of the Year, Eskelsen believes that educators are professionals with the responsibility to take action, individually and collectively, to make the promise of public education a reality and to prepare every student to succeed.  Click here to read more about Lily Eskelsen.

We are happy that Eskelsen is able to take part in this important conversation and share her perspective and experience.  We hope many of you will be able to attend the Forum and support the inclusion of her voice in this conversation.

For tickets, visit or call  (860) 509-0909.  Group discounts are available.

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