PERC and WHYY to Host Community Forum on ELLs

Schools are working hard to meet the needs of ELLs. Join PERC, WHYY, and the Philadelphia Public School Notebook as we host a community forum about challenges, possibilities, and how you can support the education of these students.

Participants and panelists include:

  • Mayor Jim Kenney (invited)
  • City Councilwoman Helen Gym
  • Otis Hackney, Chief Education Officer, City of Philadelphia
  • Linda Long, Bilingual Education Advisor, Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • Allison Still, Deputy Chief of Multilingual Curriculum and Programs, School District of Philadelphia
  • Kinyta Smalls, Director of Bilingual Studies and ESL, Mastery Charter Schools
  • Pheng Lim, Principal, Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School (FACTS)
  • Ellen Somekawa, Executive Director, FACTS

To register, please complete the form below.

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Registration for PERC/WHYY Forum on English Language Learners

  • **Please note that while we will try to be inclusive to ensure active participation from all of our registrants, we cannot guarantee a translator for every language spoken.
  • From the options below, please select the topics in rank order that you are most interested in learning more about during our breakout sessions.