PEORIA, IL -- From a news release:
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Teachers, Students, Parents, Staff and Community to Rally for School Improvement
Peoria, IL—On Thursday, parents, teachers, students, and community members will rally outside Thomas Jefferson Primary School and Trewyn School to show their shared commitment to public education. Teachers and students will walk into the school together. This action is part of a national movement called the Alliance to Reclaim our Schools (http://www.reclaimourschools.org/).
WHAT: Educational Rally and Celebration
WHEN: Thursday, October 6, 2016—7:50 AM
WHO: Peoria Federation of Teachers President Jeff Adkins Dutro, Principals Kary Boerger and Renee Andrews, parents, students, teachers, staff, and community supporters
WHERE: Thomas Jefferson Primary School, 918 W. Florence Avenue &
Trewyn School, 1419 S. Folkers
WHY: To pledge a commitment to building the schools all our students deserve
At Thomas Jefferson, the coalition will gather outside around the flag pole; at Trewyn participants will meet in the cafeteria.
“In preschool, we teach our children the ABCs, and it’s a lesson they carry throughout their education. Today, we’re adding new meaning to ABC: ‘Always Build Community.’ We’re renewing our pledge to fully fund and strengthen our schools—together,” Jeff Adkins Dutro.
The Peoria Federation of Teachers represents more than 1000 teachers, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, School Social Workers, and School Psychologists working in the Peoria Public Schools. The PFT is affiliated with the Illinois Federation of Teachers, the American Federation of Teachers, and the AFL-CIO.
Additional info: www.ift-aft.org/AROS