Fairfax Leadership Academy: Eric Welch at Falls Church Rotary Club Tonight (Public welcome!)

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Public welcome, as always, to this week's Falls Church Rotary Club dinner meeting for a very timely meeting program topic and speaker:

With us will be Eric Welch, teacher at JEB Stuart High School, who is spearheading the effort to establish the Fairfax Leadership Academy, a 7th to 12th-grade school aimed at high-risk, low-income students.

Borrowing ideas that have proven effective in boosting student achievement, organizers have proposed a full-year school calendar, extended-day schedules, intensive college preparation and small learning communities, with just 75 students in each grade. But opponents worry that the school would be so attractive that it would draw students and other resources from nearby Falls Church High School.

For background, read the OpEd from the 7/25/12 Washington Post: click here to read.

The public and visitors are always welcome at our Rotary meeting; no RSVP necessary.  Delicious family-style Chinese dinner only $11 (and it's optional).

Please visit with us to learn more about our "Service Above Self" mission and our local and global community service. 

Our club is celebrating 60 years of community service this year!  For information about this meeting or about our club in general, contact Rotarian Diane at dhill3@cox.net.  OR: go to our club website where you can easily contact any of our officers.

Club website:  www.FallsChurchRotary.org

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Our NoVa area Rotary District: www.rotary7610.org

To learn about Rotary International and the more than 33,000 clubs worldwide (with 1.2 million+ members) engaged in "Service Above Self," visit www.rotary.org


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