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2016 National Summit to Feature Sessions on Pathways to State Accountability Under the Every Student Succeeds Act



TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Foundation for Excellence in Education today announced that the 2016 National Summit on Education Reform will feature conversations about states’ pathways to accountability under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) at the annual two-day event in Washington, D.C.

On December 1-2, these four separate strategy sessions—comprised of some of the nation’s leading experts—will cover crucial issues facing today’s education leaders:

  • A-F School Grading Under ESSA will guide participants through the policy and politics of maintaining—and strengthening—their commitment to the simplicity, transparency and rigor of A-F School Grading in their states during the coming transition to ESSA.
  • Join ESSA Interventions and Supports for a timely discussion with leading experts on the opportunities—and challenges—states and districts face when developing rigorous strategies for turning around their struggling schools under ESSA.
  • During Leveraging ESSA to Achieve Fewer, Better Tests, our expert panelists will explore just what states need for a relevant assessment system that measures what matters and delivers timely, actionable information to families, educators and policymakers.
  • In Reinventing School Report Cards, learn how states can transform the school report cards required by federal law from a data-heavy compliance exercise to a user-friendly mobile tool that empowers parents with timely information about their child’s school.

Now in its ninth year, the summit will be held in Washington, D.C. from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 at the Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C. ExcelinEd Founder and Chairman Governor Jeb Bush will open the summit with a morning keynote address on Thursday, December 1. The two-day event will feature general sessions with nationally renowned speakers plus strategy sessions featuring policy experts, legislators and education leaders discussing topics ranging from personalized learning and educational choice to solutions for states implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act. View the 2016 National Summit Agenda for the latest information on sessions and speakers.

This unique gathering is a one-stop shop for state policymakers and education leaders who want a comprehensive overview of all elements of education reform. The goal is to share lessons learned across states and arm leaders with the knowledge and know-how to champion all students in every classroom.

Last year’s National Summit was attended by more than 900 education leaders from 45 states and D.C.

Reserve your spot at the 2016 National Summit on Education Reform today.

ExcelinEd will release additional agenda details in the coming weeks. Follow @ExcelinEd on Twitter for the latest news and updates, and use #EIE16 to join the National Summit conversation. For event details visit ExcelinEd.org/National-Summit.