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'Reconnecting McDowell' partners meeting in Charleston Monday

WASHINGTON—About 100 partners of Reconnecting McDowell, along with American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and Reconnecting McDowell Chair Gayle Manchin, will be meeting in Charleston, W.Va., Monday to discuss accomplishments and work on current and future plans. 

Reporters are invited to attend the first part of the all-day meeting. 

Reconnecting McDowell, which was launched in December 2011, is a partnership of governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, foundations, corporations, parents, other individuals, and community groups, working on long-term efforts to revitalize McDowell County, W.Va., schools and communities. Partners are divided among several subcommittees to address K-12 education, early childhood education, college and career pathways, health and other wraparound services, technology, housing, jobs and the economy. 

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