Media alerts and updates - August 2008


August 28, 2008

Mayor Nutter to announce his vision for education in Philadelphia

The following is an invitation from the Mayor's office to all citizens who are concerned about public education in Philadelphia. Parents United will be there - join us!

What: Mayor Michael Nutter's Education Policy Address 

Date: September 11, 2008

Time: 6:30 p.m.


  • South Philadelphia High School Auditorium
  • 2101 South Broad St
  • Philadelphia PA 19148

"Dear Community Partner:

Now more than ever, Philadelphia's young people must be prepared to succeed in college and careers. For this reason, Mayor Michael Nutter outlined two bold educational goals in his inaugural address:

  • To halve Philadelphia's 45% dropout rate within 5-7 years and
  • To double the amount of Philadelphians with four-year baccalaureate degrees over the next 5-10 years

To support the achievement of these goals, Mayor Nutter has made education a top priority for his administration.

On September 11, 2008, Mayor Michael Nutter will be presenting his vision for education and some key strategies to achieve his goals. This event is open to the public and will take place in the auditorium of South Philadelphia High School at 2101 South Broad Street at 6:30 p.m. 

RSVP to Ami Patel at or at 215-686-2169 by September 5, 2008. We look forward to seeing you at this important event.


Dr. Lori Shorr

Chief Education Officer to the Mayor"