ATLANTA – State Rep. Valencia Stovall (D-Forest Park) will host the Second Annual Educate Georgia Summit on Wednesday, Jan. 11, and Thursday, Jan. 12, at the State Capitol, 206 Washington St., Atlanta.
“Over the last few months, I have had the opportunity to hear from citizens from across the state on the top challenges facing our education system,” said Rep. Stovall. “Whether at our House Education Committee Listening Sessions or at community town hall meetings, I heard time and time again that we have major cracks in our education system. We have to help develop the plan, and change is going to take everyone coming together.”
The free summit will feature interactive working groups focused on building holistic early education environments; the proposed student based funding formula; best practices for improving failing schools; increasing parent, family and community engagement; and other topics.
Attendees will have the opportunity to attend the complimentary State of Education Luncheon to hear from Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) and State Superintendent Richard Woods on changes in education in Georgia and across the country.
In January 2016, over 300 state officials, educators, parents, students, business and community leaders converged on Capitol Hill attended this two-day education summit to dive into education policy. This year, 650 people from around the state are expected to attend.
Attendees can register and learn more at www.educatega.com