"The idea is we've got some amazing and unique resources in this community, and why not create Beverly into a real center?" Cahill said.
The forum will feature Paul Reville, the state's incoming Secretary of Education.
While the forum's focus seems to be primarily on higher education and industry, it would also be a good opportunity to discuss what greater role these schools could play in their host communities' public schools, and to ask Reville to speak to the State's role (increasing mandates and decreasing funding) in the current budget situation in Beverly and many other communities.
The forum will be held:
Thursday, May 1, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.You can read more about the forum here.
Endicott College's Wylie Conference and Education Center
295 Hale St.
Admission is free and open to the public