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  • What Price is Education?


On June 8, the Institute for Public Service, the Moakley Center for Public Management, and the Moakley Foundation, are hosting a panel discussion on municipal education.

The talk, What Price is Education: Municipal Challenge or Opportunity, comes at a time when tuition costs are skyrocketing nationwide. Although access to quality education is essential for the development of future Massachusetts leaders, there are many challenges in providing students with the resources and skills for success.

Leaders in education will explore some of these obstacles and suggest possible proactive measures to ensure that educational needs being met.

Panelists will include Superintendent of Belmont School Thomas Kingston, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education Linda Noonan, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees and Suffolk alumnus Glenn Koocher (MPA ’77), and Director of the Center for Education Policy and Practice at the Massachusetts Teachers Association Kathleen J. Skinner. Suffolk alumnus Frederick W. Clark (JD ’86), president of the John Joseph Moakley Charitable Foundation and former chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, will moderate the discussion.

The event will be held in the First Floor Function Room of Suffolk University’s Sargent Hall at 7:30-9:00am and will include a continental breakfast.

The talk is the third in a four-part series called the Moakley Breakfast Series. The talks are designed to carry on the legacy of late Congressman John Joseph Moakley, a Suffolk University Law School alumnus who made a lifetime commitment to public service.

To RSVP, email or call Annamaria Mueller at amueller@suffolk.edu or 617.305.1999 by May 25.

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