Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski and Allentown School District Superintendent Dr. C. Russell Mayo recently participated in a White House Education Forum.  The event was hosted by the White House and the US Department of Education. It was held in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House on August 31st.

Senior Obama Administration and Department officials led the conference which took an in-depth look at the Administration’s education programs and initiatives, including specific conversations about K-12, higher education and other focus areas.

“I have been fortunate enough to be invited to a number of White House forums,” said Mayor Pawlowski.  “I have found representatives extremely receptive to listening to our ideas and concerns.  This one in particular was important because it focused on the issues facing elementary and secondary education, which are struggling here in Allentown due to state education cuts.  Dr. Mayo and I expressed our concern about how it is affecting our children’s education and what the Federal Government can do to help the Allentown School District.