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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Masterman Teacher to Run 100 Miles to Harrisburg in Support of Public Education

School District of Philadelphia teacher Louis “Luigi” Borda announced last week that he will run 100 miles from Philadelphia to the State Capitol building in Harrisburg in order to draw attention to the importance of public education for our children, our communities, our economy and the future of the entire Commonwealth.

Borda will begin his journey at the School District’s headquarters, 440 N. Broad St., on June 23 at 9:30 a.m., and plans to make stops along the way in other school districts, encouraging parents, teachers and students to run with him for different legs as he makes his way across the state.

Borda will be joined by more than 20 District teachers pledging to run with him for the first leg of this trip to Harrisburg. Before he leaves, a few speakers will offer words of encouragement to the runners and express support for the cause.

The goal of this event is to draw attention to the state of education in Pennsylvania, engage people around the issue and prompt a larger dialogue about our collective priorities for education in the short and long term.

“I am a teacher, a parent and a runner and I want to combine the three to get people informed and involved,” explains Borda.

To see Lou start his journey, go to his event page.

Check out Lou's route!


Check to see if Lou will be passing through your local school district:

Philadelphia
Upper Darby
Haverford Township
Marple
Newton
Great Valley
West Chester
Downingtown
Coatesville
Pequea Valley
Conestoga Valley
Lancaster
Hempfield
Manheim Central
Donegal
Elizabethtown
Lower Dauphin
Middletown
Steelton Highspire
Harrisburg City

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