Watervliet senior featured on regional education blog
March 21, 2012
Education Speaks, a Capital Region BOCES blog devoted to thoughtful discussion of the issues shaping public education in New York’s Greater Capital Region and beyond, is carrying a guest post by Watervliet senior Peta Evans.
Evans was among the more than 800 students from around the state who attended the Rural and Small City Schools Forum at The Egg in Albany late last month.
Organizers of the event,
including the Alliance for Quality Education, the New York State
Association of Small City School District and the New York State United
Teachers, called for the prioritizing of classroom aid to high-needs
districts like Watervliet.
Evans is the co–president
of the Watervliet Student Council and the student representative on the
Watervliet City School District Board of Education.
of the Student Council, it is my job to represent the needs of all of
the students in Watervliet. I really feel that I did that when I
attended the forum, and I am hopeful that our efforts, the efforts of
all of the people in Watervliet and elsewhere in the state, will lead to
our district, and other districts, just like ours, getting the state aid
money that we need," Evans says in the post.
In addition to Evans,
about 20 Watervliet students attended the Feb. 29 forum in Albany
together with teachers Scott Emerson, Peter Strand, teaching assistant
Jeffery DiPaola and Superintendent Dr. Lori S.
Caplan, who spoke at the event.
Dr. Caplan recently thanked Evans and all those who attended the forum on her blog, the Cannoneer Connection.