The Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) today announced that renowned educator Dr. Steve Perry will address the 2017 National Summit on Education Reform on Friday, December 1 in Nashville, Tennessee. ExcelinEd’s flagship event, now in its 10th year, convenes leaders from across the nation and around the world to share strategies to improve the quality of education for each and every child.
Dr. Steve Perry is a people’s champion who has been fighting for disadvantaged children and families for 30 years. He founded and is the head of Capital Preparatory Schools, a collection of charter schools educating students from historically disadvantaged populations to attend four-year colleges and become engaged and active citizens. Dr. Perry is the educator Oprah Winfrey, Sean “P-Diddy” Combs, Bishop TD Jakes and Steve Harvey call on to offer insight to parents and children. Dr. Perry’s unique voice has been featured on MSNBC, Fox, CNN, Al Jazeera, TV One, BET and NBC as well as on the Oprah Winfrey network in multiple shows.
“I have seen the beauty of our children and the ugliness of those who oppose them,” said Dr. Perry. “I am therefore motivated by the best and worst to protect our children’s beautiful tomorrows.”
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Chairman of ExcelinEd, will host the National Summit and open the event’s content-rich agenda with a keynote address on Thursday, November 30. Activities that follow focus on reform topics of education choice, innovation and accountability in general sessions with nationally prominent speakers, targeted strategy sessions and hands-on workshops featuring policy experts, legislators and educators sharing strategies to improve learning for all students.
Each year, the National Summit on Education Reform serves as a strategic convening for leaders who want a timely, comprehensive overview of all elements of transformative education policy. The unique gathering equips them with the knowledge, know-how and a network of experts to champion students in every classroom across America. Last year’s National Summit convened 1,045 education leaders from 47 states, with 94 percent of attendees praising the event as “outstanding” or “above average.”
Visit the National Summit website for details on this year’s event and to register. Follow @ExcelinEd on Twitter for the latest news and updates, and use #EIE17 to join the National Summit conversation.