CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Leaders in education in West Virginia are starting out the week in Charleston for The Education Alliance’s annual statewide education summit dubbed “Excellence In Education: It’s Everyone’s Business.”

This is the second year the Education Alliance has held such a summit for business, education and community leaders. It will open at 9 a.m. at Embassy Suites.

“As a former teacher and as a father, I understand the importance of a good education, and as Governor, I recognize providing a world-class education is essential to West Virginia’s future,” Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said in a statement.

“Through continued collaboration at events like this year’s Education Summit, we can continue to improve and increase educational opportunities to ensure our state’s continued growth and economic success.”

At the event, Tom Vander Ark, author and CEO of Getting Smart, will talk about how digital tools can be used to personalize learning for all students. Attendees will also hear from Dr. Michael Martirano, the new state Superintendent.

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  • grumpy 'ole man

    Amazing how this isn't held at a time when actual teachers can attend; looks to this old man like a dictat is getting ready to be handed down to those in the trenches from the ivory tower and business communities.

    Guess shouldn't worry 'bout it though; everyone went to school so everyone should be able to tell stupid teachers what to do (sarcasm intended).