LAFAYETTE — An education forum on high-performing, high-poverty schools is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday at The Daily Advertiser, 1100 Bertrand Drive.
The event is sponsored by Louisiana Progress, a nonprofit organization; and The Daily Advertiser. The discussion will center on the community implications of poverty, the challenges facing children and families, and the role of schools in the community.
The forum panel includes: Pat Cooper, Lafayette Parish Schools superintendent; Billy Stokes, director of the Cecil J. Picard Center for Child Development and Lifelong Learning; Margaret Trahan, president of the United Way of Acadiana; Tehmi Chassion, Lafayette Parish School Board member; Gary McGoffin, attorney and business leader; and Kenneth Boudreaux, Lafayette City-Parish Council member.
The event is open to the public.