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On November 2nd, nearly 250 business, community and education leaders gathered in Charleston for the Excellence in Education: It's Everyone's Business summit to discuss the newest innovations and strategies for improving student achievement. This year’s Summit focused on innovative approaches to time, technology and teaching that cultivate student success.

The summit begin with a discussion regarding “Innovation Drivers” citing specific examples of innovative approaches to time, technology, and teaching that have cultivated student success.  Leaders from both state and national perspectives discussed the various policy levers that promote innovation within systems. West Virginia Superintendent Michael Martirano shared his commitment to improving student outcomes across the state by ensuring all students have access to a high quality education that will guarantee they graduate college and career ready. 

The summit featured KnowledgeWorks’ vice president of policy and advocacy Matt Williams who discussed how states and districts can scale innovation through a flexible framework of policy and practice. According to Williams, “It is important to build a school system, a learning system, with education innovation at the core.”

The summit ended with concrete examples of innovation from neighboring states that provided an upfront description of the policies and practices that they have embraced to change the learning landscape in their schools.  

 

Media Coverage 

 

Talkline with Hoppy Kercheval: Education Alliance addresses Innovation in Education

Charleston Gazette-Mail: Are we ready for Education 2.0?

WV MetroNews: Education Alliance Summit to introduce ways to bring innovation to the classroom

AJR News Network: Learn about The Education Alliance’s Summit

Talkline with Hoppy Kercheval: Matt Williams Speaks about Education Summit

The Charleston Gazette-Mail: K-12 education leaders advocate one-to-one computing across WV

WV MetroNews: Tomblin discusses plans at Education Summit to improve student achievement

WCHS-TV8: Education Summit Focuses On Technology In The Classroom

WV MetroNews: Education advocate says local school districts need more flexibility

WV Public Broadcasting: Education Summit promotes technology

WCHS-TV8: Education Leaders Push For Technology Expansion For Students

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