/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - On May 4 in Montréal: Regional Roundtables on Student Persistence/

    MONTREAL, April 30 /CNW Telbec/ - Spearheaded by the French- and
English-language school boards of the Islands of Montréal and Laval, the
Regional Roundtables on Student Persistence - Montréal Region will take place
on Monday, May 4. This event will bring together nearly 600 actors and
partners from school, community, health and social services, economic,
political and university sectors.
    For this occasion, media representatives are invited to attend a press
    The Montréal roundtables are part of a province-wide series of regional
roundtables on student persistence launched by the Fédération des commissions
scolaires du Québec in fall 2008. This event will showcase successes in this
field in the public school network and identify the main thrusts of meaningful
collective action designed to spur student persistence in the Greater Montréal
area. The brand new Montreal Hooked on School network will also be launched
during the roundtables.
    The press conference will take place the same day from 10:30 a.m. to
11:00 a.m. with school board presidents and representatives from Montréal
Hooked on School and the Conférence régionale des élus de Montréal. It will
also be an opportunity for school workers and community partners to present
six projects that have already been carried out in educational institutions.

    Subject:    Press conference
                Regional Roundtables on Student Persistence - Montréal Region
    Date:       Monday, May 4, 2009
    Time:       10:30 a.m.
    Location:   Rosemount High School
                Resource Room - 32 A
                3737 Beaubien Street East, Montréal, H1X 1H2

    For more information about the Roundtables, about the program for the
day, or for an interview with a spokesperson, do not hesitate to contact the
representative below.

For further information:

For further information: Audrey Filion, CASACOM, (514) 286-2145,
extension 223, (514) 726-7520

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