2013 National Summit On Education Reform to feature strategies on increasing choice, competition and teacher quality

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Monday, October 14, 2013

The Foundation for Excellence in Education announced the 2013 National Summit on Education Reform will feature conversations about the most cutting-edge opportunities in education today, including many of the keys to quality education. Four separate strategy sessions, comprised of some of the world’s leading experts, will take on issues relating to: parental choice, teacher quality and developing strong school leaders. On October 17-18, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, will host the organization’s sixth annual marquee education event.

These special strategy sessions will feature panelists covering some of the hottest topics and latest innovations in education today:

• During the strategy session The Results Are In: The Empirical Evidence that Choice in Education Works on October 17, listen as several of the nation’s leading education researchers discuss the proven results of school choice options and the policies that make it possible to achieve them.

• The same day, join Maximum Opportunities for All Students: Meeting the Unique Needs of Students with Disabilities to learn what states can do to ensure every single child has access to a quality education.

• On October 17, check out the session The Next Epicenter of Reform: Revolutionizing America’s Teacher Prep Programs to hear panelists explore strategies for policymakers and state leaders to advance reforms to overhaul America’s teacher preparation programs and better equip educators for success.

• Attend Great Coaches Call the Right Plays: Developing Strong Principals for All Schools on October 18 to learn new approaches to training and developing the successful principals our states need to prioritize students and lead schools.

Governor Bush will open the summit with a breakfast keynote on October 17. The rest of the two-day event will include keynote and general sessions with national and international leaders and more strategy sessions. Each year, this event provides lawmakers, policymakers and advocates the opportunity to learn about successful education reforms happening throughout world and together build consensus and form solutions to shared challenges.

The sixth annual National Summit on Education Reform will be held on October 17-18 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. Media interested in covering the event must apply for credentials online here. For additional event details, visit ExcelinEd.org/National-Summit, and be sure to follow @ExcelinEd on Twitter for the latest #EIE13 updates to the Summit’s exciting agenda.

The Foundation for Excellence in Education thanks the following organizations for their support of the 2013 National Summit on Education Reform: Achiever Level: Amplify, The Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, ExxonMobil, Microsoft, The Oberndorf Family Foundation; Reformer Level: Doris & Donald Fisher Fund, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Intel, K12, Pearson, The Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, Scantron, Scholastic and Target; Scholar Level: Academica, The Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation, CharterSchools USA, Edgenuity, ETS, Morgridge Family Foundation, Renaissance Learning, ResponsiveEd, SAS, State Farm and The Travelers Companies, Inc.

The Foundation for Excellence in Education is igniting a movement of reform, state by state, to transform education for the 21st century economy by working with lawmakers, policymakers, educators and parents to advance education reform across America. Learn more at www.ExcelinEd.org.