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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Mayor Alvin Brown announced Monday that Bill Cosby will help kickoff a two-day education summit to be held February 28 and March 1, 2013.
Mayor Brown's education summit aims to gather leaders from within Jacksonville to figure out how to enhance the quality of education for all students, according to a press release form the mayor's office.
On February 28, Cosby is scheduled to visit with students, teachers, administrators and key education advocates throughout the city and give a public performance that evening. Events on March 1 are to include collaborative workshops with education leaders, community partners, parents and students to discuss a variety of education-related topics. His full itinerary is to be finalized over the next several months, according to the release.
"We've built up tremendous momentum and have made education a top priority in this city," said Brown. "I am looking forward to an all-inclusive event, with all stakeholders at the table to help decide on a path that will create a brighter future for our kids and grandkids."
The mayor hopes Cosby will help him raise both awareness and money for education in Jacksonville.
"I am looking forward to participating in Mayor Alvin Brown's education summit on February 28, 2013," Bill Cosby is quoted as saying in the news release.
"This will be an opportunity for our children, parents, educators and community leaders to focus on the importance of education in Jacksonville. I have seen this many, many times before. When everyone in a city pulls together, we get great results."
First Coast News