Pedro Rivera talks education at AL DÍA event
Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera participated in a dialogue, organized by AL DÍA News, about the state of public education in Pennsylvania.
Over 80 guests were in attendance Thursday for the sold out event at the Pyramid Club in Center City Philadelphia.
The conversation was moderated by AL DÍA News Managing Editor Sabrina Vourvoulias, and it was also hosted by Vincent Thompson for its live broadcast on 900 AM WURD.
Rivera will also participate in a Twitter chat about education organized by AL DÍA News on Thursday Sept. 10 at 2:00 p.m. Follow the conversation with hashtag #ALDIAed.
The event was made possible with the support of our sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor: Cabrini College.
Bill Sasso, chairman of Stradley Ronon; Beverly Bryde, dean of education at Cabrini College, and Jerry Jordan, president of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT.)
Bill Sasso; Jerry Parker, president of Delaware County Community College (DCCC,) and Anthony Twyman, assistant to the president for communications.
Secretary Rivera in conversation with Ted Kirsch, vice president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and Nilda Ruiz, president and CEO of Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Inc.
Farah Jimenez, member of the School Reform Commission, and Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez.
Andrew Zivic, Content Director of OnTrack to Post-Secondary Education, in conversation with Martha Ritter, of Cabrini College, and Shana Fladger, of AL DÍA News.
Mike Wang, Managing Director at Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP); Mark Gleason, executive director of PSP, and Jerry Parker.
Aileen Connolly, of AL DÍA News; Jim Baum, of Wells Fargo, and Margaret M. Cronan, of Dilworth Paxson.
Sec. Rivera and Sabrina Vourvoulias, managing editor of AL DÍA News.
Superintendent William Hite.
Rev. Danny Cortés, executive vice president at Esperanza.
Angelica Martinez, multi-cultural recruiter of partnerships at Cabrini College, speaks to Secretary Rivera.
Left to right: Robert Toporek, of Team Children; Julio Nuñez, assistant principal at Julia de Burgos School in Philadelphia; and Don Campbell, member of the Pyramid Club, where the event took place.