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Elementary and Primary Education
Harris County Department of Education
News Release
Thursday, October 13, 2011

‘Charter Schools—from Competitor to Partner’ community forum set for Nov. 2 at HCDE
Community invited to attend discussion featuring Harris County superintendents

“Charter Schools—from Competitor to Partner” features a community forum which includes Harris County superintendents on Nov. 2  from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Harris County Department of Education, 6300 Irvington Blvd. in Houston, Texas.  Cost for the public to attend is $10 and includes a box lunch.  Register at or for information e-mail or call, (713) 696-0790.

Panelists participating in the discussion include Duncan Klussmann, superintendent of Spring Branch Independent School District; Mike Feinberg, co-founder of  KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) and superintendent of KIPP Houston; Jason Bernal, president of YES Prep Public Schools; and Victoria Dunn, superintendent of the Girls and Boys Preparatory Academy charter.

About HCDE: Harris County Department of Education provides education services to the general public and 26 school districts throughout Harris County and beyond. Services include adult education, programs to promote safe schools, after-school programs, therapy services, professional development for educators, special schools, alternative certification for principals and teachers, and Head Start programs.  We offer purchasing procurement, grant development, program research and evaluation, records management, and school finance support.  Since 1889, our services continue to evolve to meet the needs of our education public. Visit us at

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