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Gov. John Hickenlooper +400 Leaders Meet to Discuss Innovations & Strategies in Education Reform

Tuesday, July 10, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Catharine Lurie
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Atlanta, GA. - This week, more than 400 participants—governors, state legislators, chief state school officers, higher education officials, business leaders and others—will discuss issues such as innovations in early literacy, using technology to accelerate and deepen learning, ensuring quality instruction, and strengthening the pipeline to credentials and degrees.  

This meeting presented by the Education Commission of the States (ECS) on "Innovation and Opportunity: Moving the Needle on Student Success,” includes:

Colorado Governor John Hickenloooper

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval

Delaware Governor Jack Markell

North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue

E. D. Hirsch, Jr., Founder, Core Knowledge Foundation

Bill Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

Robert Corcoran, President, GE Foundation

Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto

Paul Kelley, CEO, Innovation Trust, United Kingdom

and more...

For more information about the ECS National Forum on Education Policy, please contact Heidi Normandin, ECS Associate of Communications, at (303) 537-5766 (onsite number) or Please also visit the ECS website at for more information about the meeting.

About ECS

ECS is the only nationwide, nonpartisan organization that works directly with governors, legislators, chief state school officers, higher education officials and other leaders across all areas of education, from PreK to college and the workforce. Since 1965, we have tracked policy, translated research, provided unbiased advice and created opportunities for state policymakers to learn from one another. ECS is located in Denver and maintains the nation’s most extensive clearinghouse on education policy.


Education Commission of the States

Heidi Normandin, 303-299-3629 (Denver office)

303-537-5766 (onsite)

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