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Manchester Proud: Transforming our schools

September 24. 2018 10:38PM

Manchester Proud wants to transform and improve Manchester schools. The group has not yet determined how.

The group, representing a broad coalition of Queen City residents and businesses, began canvassing the city on Sept. 15, both to hear from residents about their ideas for city schools and to bring more people into the effort. The goal is to create a five-year strategic plan for Manchester schools that will address their weaknesses, build on their strengths, and take advantage of new opportunities in education.

If this sounds vague, that is only because the group is still deciding on the direction it will take. Manchester Proud is holding a town hall-style meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Manchester City Library on Pine Street to gather feedback on where it should set its priorities.

Manchester public schools are part of the city’s history, culture, and identity. Improving them will be key to attracting people to move here, and convincing young families to stay here. Students will benefit from the energy and ideas Manchester Proud hopes to muster over the next year.

We are pleased to see so many people working to improve Manchester’s public schools with such passion and dedication.

If you would like to attend tonight’s meeting, RSVP to

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