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Carolyn Kennedy, speaking at a breakfast hosted by Teaching Matters and sponsored by CitiGroup.Following in the family tradition of tireless public service, Caroline Kennedy recently spoke to a group of New York City leaders on the status of education within the city and the importance of public involvement.

Caroline Kennedy, currently the Chief Executive of the Office of Strategic Partnerships for the Department of Education, inspired the audience to help education both financially and through corporate partnerships with schools. “It is up to all of us to work to pass on the skills that our students will need to succeed in the future. For the schools to improve it will take the entire city!”

Focusing on the relationships between the community and educators, Caroline emphasized the importance of partnerships to strengthen the education students receive.”The partnership concept is so much broader than fundraising; there are so many organizations like Teaching Matters that really do critical work in the schools.”

The event, hosted by Teaching Matters on December 2nd, 2003, was the second in a series designed to engage New Yorkers in discussion about key issues in New York City education. Speakers have included Council Member Eva Moskowitz, who offered a report card on Mayor Bloomberg’s progress in the educational arena.

If you would like to participate in upcoming breakfasts, please email jcondliffe@teachingmatters.org

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