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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Kline, Messer to Tour Minnesota Charter Schools, Discuss Importance of #SchoolChoice

On Monday, March 31, 2014 House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Rep. Luke Messer (R-IN), chair of the House School Choice Caucus, will tour Global Academy in Columbia Heights, Minnesota, and Aspen Academy in Savage, Minnesota.

At each charter school, Chairman Kline will host a roundtable discussion with parents and area charter school leaders on ways charter schools support education opportunity and empower parents. After the roundtables, members will hold a press conference to highlight House efforts to support #SchoolChoice and promote charter school growth.

WHO:        House Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN)
                   Rep. Luke Messer (R-IN)
                   National Association of Charter School Authorizers President and CEO Greg Richmond

WHAT:     Charter School Tour, Roundtable, and Press Conference
                   Note: Media are invited to observe and report on tours and roundtable discussions.

WHEN:      Monday, March 31, 2014
                   9:30 a.m. CT – Tour of Global Academy
                   10:30 a.m. CT – Roundtable Discussion
                   11:15 a.m. CT – Press Conference
                   (Media must be pre-set by 11:00 a.m.)

                   1:00 p.m. CT – Tour of Aspen Academy
                   1:45 p.m. CT – Roundtable Discussion
                   2:30 p.m. CT – Press Conference
                   (Media must be pre-set by 2:15 p.m.)

WHERE:   Global Academy
                   4065 Central Avenue NE
                    Minneapolis, MN 55421

                   Aspen Academy
                   14825 Zinran Avenue
                   Savage, MN 55378

RSVP:       Media planning to attend must RSVP to Alexandra Sollberger at

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