Thursday, January 28, 2016

NJ School Choice Summit Slated For Friday

In commemoration of National School Choice Week, Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFPF) will participate in a special event, New Jersey School Choice Summit 2016, to be held on Friday, January 29 on the campus of St. Peter’s University in Jersey City.

New Jersey School Choice Summit 2016 will bring together a growing coalition of school choice advocates for an uplifting and inspiring discussion on advancing opportunities and parental choice in education.

“At Americans for Prosperity Foundation our mission is to ensure that all New Jerseyans have the opportunity to enjoy a truly prosperous life, and that starts with making sure that every child has the access to the best possible education,” explained AFP Foundation state director Erica Jedynak. “Our organization is excited to take part in what promises to be an enriching discussion on how we can move beyond the one-size-fits-all model of education and to empower parents to send their child to the school of their choice.”

Prior to joining AFPF, Jedynak worked as Deputy to Chief of Staff for Assemblywoman DeCroce, who served on Education, Higher Education, Women & Children, and the Joint Committee for Public Schools. Jedynak also previously served in the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Education Network and participated in NCSL and the Education Commission of the States’ “Turning Around Low-Performing Schools” Seminar in Washington, D.C. with policy experts and school leaders from across the country.

Tomorrow, Jedynak will take part in a panel discussion titled "Education Reforms Needed Throughout New Jersey” scheduled to begin at 3PM. Joining her on the panel will be David Hespe, NJ Commissioner of Education, Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16) and Laura Waters, NJ Left Behind. The panel will be moderated by Muhammed Akil, Executive Director of Parent Coalition For Excellent Education. A full agenda for Friday’s summit can be found here.

New Jersey School Choice Summit 2016!

~Friday, January 29, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM~

St. Peter’s University
47 Glenwood Ave Jersey City, NJ 07306
Map and Directions


For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Mike Proto at or by phone at (201) 400-3666.

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