A model local education summit

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

A promising educational summit is taking place this week in Wayne County, Indiana. The event is promising for a couple of reasons.

First, it is taking place over two days. That's a large commitment of time, and it indicates a community is starting to get serious about transforming its educational system.

Second, the summit organizers are focused on some practical outcomes, such as asking employers not to hire students who do not hold a high school diploma. (This approach is similar to a strategy successfully deployed in St. Joseph, Missouri.)

The specificity of these proposals underscores that the organizers are focused on practical ideas that can transform their educational system. In other words, they're taking responsibility for outcomes. Read more.

posted by Ed Morrison |

Subscribe with Bloglines

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
The Web EDPro Weblog