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Wake County school board vice chairman Keith Sutton to speak at tonight's CCCAAC forum

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Wake County school board vice chairman Keith Sutton will face the heat as a guest at tonight's community engagement meeting sponsored by the Coalition of Concerned Citizens for African American Children.

Agenda topics will include an update on Walnut Creek Elementary School, bell schedule changes, the impact of round one of the student assignment plan on Southeast Raleigh and the school-to-prison pipeline.

The meeting comes after Sutton has faced criticism from some CCCAAC members about the demographic composition of Walnut Creek's enrollment.

Jason Langberg of Advocates for Children's Services is also scheduled to speak tonight.

The forum starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Martin Street Baptist Church Family Life Center, 1001 East Martin Street, Raleigh.

Click here for a press release. Click here for a flier.

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Did you attend tonight,

Did you attend tonight, Keung?  Anybody else? 

I did not go.

I did not go.

Did anyone from the N&O

Did anyone from the N&O attend? If not, why?

Let's see, about 20 people

Let's see, about 20 people showed up. We don't cover every single meeting sponsored by a group.

how do you know that only

how do you know that only about 20 people showed up?  Honest question.

That's what TV is reporting,

That's what TV is reporting, which is consistent with past CCAAC meetings.

Thanks.  I didn't see that

Thanks.  I didn't see that there was TV coverage.

Adam Owens at WRAL covered

Adam Owens at WRAL covered it. Noted the meeting on its 6pm news; then covered it on the 10pm WRAZ & 11pm WRAL newscasts.

Thanks.  I looked online

Thanks.  I looked online last night but didn't see anything (I could have just missed it).  Saw it just now on WRAL & ABC11 websites.

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Are they actually going to let Sutton speak or will Amy Lee be answering the questions again?

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T. Keung Hui covers Wake schools.
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