Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds launched a new Iowa Education Summit website that allows interested individuals to register and view a full schedule of events.
The summit is limited to 1,650 spots. Those wishing to attend the summit are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Interested parties may register here: http://iowaeducation.iowa.gov/education-summit.
"Lieutenant Governor Reynolds and I are pleased today to announce the launch of this site, along with the full calendar of events for the Iowa Education Summit," said Gov. Branstad. "I have made it a priority of this administration to restore Iowa's schools as world-class learning institutions. It is our hope that this gathering of leaders will provide us the tools to reestablish Iowa’s education system as best in the nation."
In March, Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds announced several keynote speakers for the event including U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Stanford University professor Dr. Linda Darling Hammond, Chairman of the National Assessment Governing Board Dr. David Driscoll and Senior Advisor for Education at the Asia Society Vivien Stewart.
The Iowa Education Summit will take place Monday, July 25, 2011, through Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at The Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.
"By bringing together leaders from both the private and public sector, in addition to world renowned educational leaders, we hope to provide open dialogue to encourage and implement real change in Iowa classrooms," said Lt. Gov. Reynolds. "Our many outstanding principals and teachers give us a solid foundation to build upon. It is time to provide our youth with the world-class education they deserve."
The Iowa Education Summit site and logo were developed by Iowa Interactive, LLC.
For more information, please visit www.governor.iowa.gov or http://iowaeducation.iowa.gov/education-summit.