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Education summit to take center stage in Charleston, WV

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CHARLESTON, WV -

Education will take center stage in Charleston, WV, on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The Education Alliance and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, D-W.Va., are co-hosting a summit, "Excellence in Education: It's Everyone's Business," at the Charleston Civic Center.

"Through gatherings like this, we can learn from one another and work together to develop the methods that will enable us to reach the goals we've set-and provide our children with the very best," said Gov. Tomblin in a news release from the Education Alliance. Business, education and community leaders are invited to participate in the discussion on how about how to improve student achievement in West Virginia. The education summit provides an opportunity for participants to hear stories from Foundation for Excellence in Education experts and share their own opinions. They will also have the opportunity to ask questions in a town hall session moderated by former Gov. Gaston Caperton, D-W.Va.

"The future quality of life for the citizens of West Virginia is directly linked to the performance of our students," said West Virginia Board of Education President and Education Summit presenter Gayle Manchin. "We know that the only way our graduates will be prepared to succeed in college or meet the requirements of high-quality jobs is if business, education and community leaders work together to achieve excellence in education in West Virginia." The board is working to implement the governor's education reform policies.

The education summit will provide an opportunity to exchange opinions, share ideas and explore innovative ways to engage. "As we think about the tremendous opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for our state's economy, the connection between jobs and education is obvious. West Virginia will need each and every one of our state's 280,000 public school students to be fully prepared for the complex and high-tech jobs of the future," said Dr. Amelia Courts, President/CEO of The Education Alliance.

The event is being held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston. For more information, contact The Education Alliance or call 866-314-KIDS.