NJ teachers give Atlantic City a boost

November 5, 2009 3:37:20 AM PST
Parents in New Jersey are trying to figure out what to do with their kids because schools are closed for the annual teachers' convention.

Atlantic City officials are hoping the estimated 50,000 educators who will spend time at the two-day event will help stimulate the sagging economy.

Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority vice president Gary Musich says overall New Jersey Education Association convention attendance is up 4 percent this year.

Musich says about 15 to 20 percent stay overnight.


Information from: The Press of Atlantic City, http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com