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National schools conference coming to Cincinnati

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Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld speaks Tuesday on Fountain Square. FOX19 photo Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld speaks Tuesday on Fountain Square. FOX19 photo
CINCINNATI (FOX19) -

A national schools conference is coming to Cincinnati, officials announced Tuesday.

The bi-annual national conference of the Coalition for Community Schools is April 9-11 at the Duke Energy Convention Center, Downtown. The convention will bring more than 1,500 community leaders from across the country to Cincinnati, according to City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld.

In remarks prepared for delivery, Sittenfeld said the group is an alliance of national, state, and local organizations in education, social services, heath care and community development dedicated to turning schools into round-the-clock community hubs that support students and families and help revitalize neighborhoods.

"But the most encouraging news of all is the reason why this conference has chosen to come to Cincinnati. And that is because for over a decade now, Cincinnati has been at the top of our class when it comes to implementing a schools-as-community-learning-centers strategy," Sittenfeld said in remarks prepared for delivery. 

"You don't have to take my word for it: Last year, the Coalition for Community Schools National Award for Excellence was bestowed upon Cincinnati in recognition of what we've achieved here."

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