The Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) announced that Dr. Howard Fuller, the Founder and Director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning at Marquette University, will be speaking at the 2018 National Summit on Education Reform on Friday, December 7 in Washington, D.C. ExcelinEd’s flagship event brings together educators from across the country and internationally to discuss ideas on how to improve education equity for all children.
For almost 30 years, Dr. Fuller has worked to rescue Milwaukee’s poor African-American students in need of good schools and has continued fighting for quality educational opportunity since. Because of the vision and determination of Dr. Fuller and state leaders to create the nation’s first school voucher program, public and private school choice continues to evolve and impact millions of families across the nation.
During his keynote presentation, Dr. Fuller will share his perspective on the past and future of educational freedom in our country and leave attendees inspired to fight to give every child—regardless of gender, race or geography—the right to rise.
“More than ever, education systems in every state, district and neighborhood need leaders who believe we can do better; who know what it takes to make a difference in schools, in funding formulas and in policies that drive change,” Dr. Howard Fuller said. “And most of all, who are willing to look into a community—especially one filled with black or brown faces or hungry faces or homeless faces—and say, ‘Every child here deserves access to a quality education.'”
In his role as Director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning at Marquette University, Dr. Fuller has been advocating for support of exemplary education options that transform learning for children. This also empowers families, particularly low-income families, to choose the best options for their children. Immediately before his appointment at Marquette University, Dr. Fuller served as the Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools June 1991 – June 1995. He became nationally known for his unending support for fundamental educational reform. He has also received numerous awards and recognition over the years, including four Honorary Doctorate Degrees.
Read more about what Dr. Fuller is looking forward to at the National Summit on ExcelinEd’s blog.
During the 2018 National Summit on Education Reform, ExcelinEd and Governor Jeb Bush will host more than 1,000 legislators, state superintendents, policymakers and thought leaders working to build a brighter future for our nation’s families. The packed two-day event will feature notable keynote speakers and in-depth strategy sessions on evolving laws, new trends, successful policies and the latest innovations that are transforming education for the 21st century.
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Keynote addresses and strategy sessions will be open to the media. Members of the press interested in covering the event must request credentials in advance by registering online.