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OECD’s Andreas Schleicher to Address the National Summit on Education Reform

The Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) announced that Andreas Schleicher, the Director for Education and Skills at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 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.

Educators and schools across the globe are improving their practices to better prepare students to lead and succeed in a fast-changing world. However, some countries are rising far above the pack in this endeavor, while others – like the United States – seem to be at a standstill. For the past 20 years, Schleicher has worked to identify the education policies that improve learning and outcomes for students across the globe.

During his keynote presentation, Schleicher will share insights on which countries are increasing student success, what they are doing, how they are evolving and how the U.S. can learn from their examples to drive changes that benefit our students and school systems.

“One of Schleicher’s observations during his collaboration with education leaders around the world is that the best education systems look outward; they look closely and continuously at successful practices and apply them consciously,” Claire Voorhees, ExcelinEd National Director of Policy, said. “Throughout the National Summit, policymakers will be encouraged to follow this advice—not only to the best education systems in the world but also across state boundaries.”

In his role at OECD, Schleicher oversees the development and analysis of benchmarks on the performance of education systems. He also developed the international PISA exam and is the author of World Class: How to Build a 21st-Century School System.

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.

#EIE18 is the only conference of its kind to feature a broad range of quality, innovation and opportunity policies that prioritize student success.

Visit the National Summit website for details on this year’s event. Follow @ExcelinEd on Twitter for the latest news and updates, and use #EIE18 to join the National Summit conversation.

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. Media registration will open online October 29.