Former Gov. Bush To Convene Education Reform Summit

By  //  October 7, 2014

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TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA — On November 20, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, will host the 2014 National Summit on Education Reform.

Now in its seventh year, the Foundation’s flagship initiative annually convenes the best and brightest from across America and around the world to share strategies to improve the quality of education for all children. General registration for the 2014 marquee event opens today.

Jeb Bush in Melbourne during a 2012 campaign rally for Mitt Romney.

Jeb Bush in Melbourne during a 2012 campaign rally for Mitt Romney.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision. Yet, the fight for a quality education for all students continues today. Education in America remains a system where far too many students remain stuck in failing schools,” said Governor Bush. “We need a system driven from the bottom-up by families, a system that is organized around the individual success of each and every student. We need a system that recognizes and rewards incredible teachers, and ensures they are in classrooms with students who most need their skills.”

Governor Bush continued, “These are some of the most critical challenges in education today, and they are the conversations we will have at our 2014 National Summit on Education Reform.”

Governor Bush will open the summit with a morning keynote address on November 20.  Our summit will feature discussions education-summit-180with a range of national and international leaders, covering some of the important topics and latest innovations in education, all focused on how to unlock student achievement through more choice and accountability.

Annually, 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. Stay tuned for more announcements on the Summit’s exciting agenda in the coming weeks.

Keynote addresses and strategy sessions will be open to the media. Members of the press interested in covering the two-day event must request credentials in advance of the start of the summit. Media registration will open online on Thursday, November 6, 2014.

The seventh annual National Summit on Education Reform will be held on November 20 – 21 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C. For event details visit ExcelinEd.org/National-Summit.


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