North Texas Pre-K Enrollment Week Press Conference

North Texas Pre-K Enrollment Week Press Conference

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 12:00 noon, Dallas City Hall, Flag Room

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 — School districts across North Texas are giving students a head start on education with the launch of early Pre-K Enrollment Week April 3 – 8, 2017. In Dallas County today, 34,000 eligible 3- and 4-year-olds are not enrolled in public Pre-K or Head Start. Last year 9 districts participated and over 140 partners; this year 13 districts are participating and working together to raise awareness.

Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 

Location: Press Conference: Dallas City Hall - Flag Room (1500 Marilla St, Dallas, TX 75201)

Time Presentation: (Lunch Provided)
12:00 p.m:  Opening/ Induction of speakers - Rob Shearer - Director of Communications & Marketing

12:10 p.m.  Overview of Pre-K Enrollment - Kimberly Mann - Director of Early Education Initiatives, Commit

12:20 p.m.  Impact statement: Taylor Toynes - Community Impact Associate, Commit

12:30 p.m. Board of Trustee remarks: City of Dallas 

12: 45 p.m. Question/Answers- Media

1:00 p.m. Closing 

PARTICIPATING SCHOOL DISTRICTS:
Arlington ISD
Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
Cedar Hill ISD
Coppell ISD
Dallas ISD
DeSoto ISD
Duncanville ISD
Fort Worth ISD
Grand Prairie ISD
Irving ISD
Lancaster ISD
Mesquite ISD
Richardson ISD

The Commit! Partnership - In early 2012, our community came together to collectively address the most urgent challenge facing our region and its future: the education of our children. Commit! was formed that same year to act as a backbone organization supporting an unprecedented coalition of stakeholders agreeing to work together to benefit students throughout Dallas County, from cradle to career. Currently comprised of over 190 organizations, the Commit! Partnership includes numerous public school districts, charter school networks, private schools, higher ed institutions, foundations, businesses, and nonprofits.

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