Philadelphia Teachers Are Gathering to Rewrite NCLB and Plant Trees: May 16

Glenside, PA, May 04, 2009 --( K-12 teachers, professors, lecturers, and assistant teachers are meeting to identify significant issues in education as a result of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and to develop a practical plan to resolve them. At the same time the attendees will be supporting the Seed-Our-Future program by using this event to plant more trees in deforested areas of the world as part of a fundraiser held on the 16th at this event.

The findings of this congress will comprise the contribution of Philadelphia area educators to The Declaration for Equity and Excellence in Education. The Declaration will provide guidance and practical advice from the subject matter experts of education, those that teach. This document, authored by educators from the USA,, Canada, and 21 other countries when completed will be presented to the US Congress and Senate, and brought to the attention of President Obama and his administration. The Declaration was begun in July 2008 in San Francisco, expanded in November 2008 in Tarrytown, NY and after its expansion in Philadelphia will make its way to Seattle, Santa Fe, Denver, and San Francisco before September 2009. Details can be found at or via email to

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