By: Harold G. Bailey,
February 11, 2018
Miramar Florida, (BGM NEWS) :- The Jamaica Diaspora Education Task Force, has set March 21- 25 for its third Biennial Advancement in Education summit, according to a release from that body.
It marks the first time that the summit, which will be held under the theme “Continuing the Diaspora Partnership: Expanding the Advancement of Education,” will be held outside of Jamaica. Led by co – chairs of the Task Force, Karlene Largie of the Union of Jamaica Alumni USA and Lorraine Tracy of Legacy Learning Foundation, the summit will address the matters of Special Education, Professional Development, and Alumni Engagement among other issues. “This is all aimed for the betterment of schools in Jamaica and in keeping with the Task Force’s mission to advance education in Jamaica and realize the goals of vision 2030.
The summit reportedly has the full support of Jamaica’s ministry of Education and the country’s minister of education Ruel Reid.
Mayor Wayne Messam of the City of Miramar will be the esteemed host for the summit attendees along with Dr. Robert Runcie, Superintendent of Broward County Public Schools and Commissioner of Broward County Dale V.C. Holness.
Organizers of the summit expect the new location will help foster robust engagement with the worldwide alumni groups.Five umbrella organisations from New York, Toronto, the United Kingdom, Jamaica and Florida as well as the National Education Inspectorate and the National Education Trust, have already confirmed their participation.