West Virginia Legislators’ Forum on Education and the Economy

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The West Virginia Public Education Collaborative, in partnership with The Hunt Institute, hosted its first annual West Virginia Legislators’ Forum on Education and the Economy on January 26-27, 2017, in Morgantown, West Virginia. The two-day, bipartisan meeting – inspired by The Hunt Institute’s Holshouser Legislators Retreat – brought national and local experts together to engage more than 70 policymakers, including 25 West Virginia Legislators, on the issues and best strategies that will help ensure successful student outcomes and a strong public education system. The experts addressed education and the economy, public education, governance, effective funding models, and building support for excellent teachers and education leaders. The Forum opened with remarks from Brad Smith, chairman and CEO of Intuit, followed by a series of panel discussions and presentations. Policymakers heard from superintendents, principals, teachers, state board members, government officials, advocacy leaders, business leaders, and higher education administrators, including Dr. E. Gordon Gee, president of West Virginia University, and former North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt.

See the event materials for more information:

Program agenda

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