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NECC President Lane Glenn to Moderate Panel at Haverhill Community Discussion

Submitted by on April 10, 2017 – 7:17 pm

Northern Essex Community College President Lane Glenn will moderate a panel discussion on “Improving Haverhill Schools: Objectives, Challenges, and Action Steps” as part of an upcoming Haverhill community discussion on school success.

Free and open to the public, the discussion will be held on Wednesday, April 26 at 7 pm at the Hunking Middle School, 480 South Main St, Bradford, MA.

Sponsored by the Haverhill Education Coalition and the Haverhill Education Foundation, “Reach Higher: A Haverhill Community Discussion on School Success” will include presentations by Economist Thomas Grannemann, who will speak on measures of Haverhill school performance and spending from his website,, and Benjamin Forman, research director of MassINC (, who will share examples of successful strategies that are being advanced in other cities across the Commonwealth to help improve school performance.

The panel will follow the two presentations and participants will include Gail Sullivan, president of the Haverhill School Committee;, John Michitson, president of the Haverhill City Council and Dena Papanikolaou, a Haverhill resident, parent, and legal advocate.  Haverhill Mayor James Fiorentini has also been invited to participate on the panel.

The event will be hosted by Tim Jordan of the Haverhill Education Coalition.

For more information, visit the facebook page.

About the Haverhill Education Coalition:  The Haverhill Education Coalition is a diverse coalition of parents, educators and community members that support excellence for Haverhill’s children and public schools.  Formed in 2017, their mission is to help promote and advance high-quality public education in the City of Haverhill.  For more info, visit the Haverhill Education Coalition on Facebook.

About the Haverhill Education Foundation:  Established in 1990, the Haverhill Education Foundation supports and promotes engaging, creative, and challenging projects and programs for Haverhill Public School students in order to enhance their educational experience. The foundation provides solutions to education needs through grants and private donations.  For more info, visit