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Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett and Congressional Democrats Host Forum on State of Public Education and Recovery Efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Washington, September 24, 2018

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett and Congressional Democrats Host Forum on State of Public Education and Recovery Efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) and other congressional Democrats will host a Press Conference to discuss a Forum she will be hosting to examine whether recovery efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands are meeting the needs of local students, parents, and educators. The U.S. Virgin Islands Board of Education reported a drop of nearly 4,000 students enrolled in schools while Puerto Rico’s Department of Education closed 265 schools last summer in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

WHO: Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (VI-01))
Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) – Invited
Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (NY-7) – Invited
Randi Weingarten, President of American Federation of Teachers
Rosa Soto-Thomas, President of AFT Local St. Croix, USVI
Carol Callwood, President of AFT Local St. Thomas, USVI

WHAT: Members and others will discuss the state of public education and related
recovery efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

WHEN: Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: House Triangle

RSVP: Mike.McQuerry2@mail.house.gov