Education summit in Medford on Saturday

Stand for Children education advocacy group invites the public to attend an education summit Saturday at Central Library, 205 S. Central Ave. in Medford.

The event from 1 to 5 p.m. is free and open to the public.

The summit includes a panel discussion from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. by state Reps. Peter Buckley and Dennis Richardson, co-chairman of the state Joint Ways & Means Committee; Paulie Brading, Medford School Board member; Brad Earl, Medford schools chief financial officer and Dana Hepper, Stand for Children's advocacy director. Two workshops will follow at 2:30 p.m. and 3:25 p.m.

Workshops include recruiting and electing school board members, working for school funding at the legislative level, supporting educators, and ideas for balancing Medford schools' shrinking budget.

— Paris Achen

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