The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) will host the 2021 Kentucky Education Summit at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville on Nov. 1-2.
The statewide summit will focus on the future of K-12 education in the Commonwealth. Over two days, the event will pull in some of the nation’s top education reform leaders to help begin a discussion about how to build a stronger education system with high standards in Kentucky.
“I am excited to bring together such a stellar group of people and dedicate those two days to really rethinking what education needs to be for our students to be prepared for life after graduation,” said Jason E. Glass, Kentucky’s commissioner of education and chief learner.
“We also will be hearing reports that are now being produced by the Kentucky Coalition for Advancing Education and the mental health roundtables being led by Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman. These key insights will help fill in the pieces about what our students and families feel is needed in education.”
COVID-19 Vaccination Proof Required:
KDE will require individuals attending the Summit to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination or show proof of negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours prior to Nov. 1.
Portions of the summit will be live streamed and can be watched through Summit Livestream link.
Pedro Noguera, Ph.D
Dean of the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education
Rick Hess, Ph.D
Director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute
Tony Wagner, Ph.D
Senior Research Fellow at the Learning Policy Institute
Topic: Education for the Innovation Era
Linda Darling-Hammond, Ed.D
Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus at the Stanford Graduate School of Education
Topic: Successful state and international approaches to raising education systems
58th lieutenant governor of Kentucky and secretary of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
Topic: Student & Educator Mental Health
Jason E. Glass, Ed.D
Commissioner of Education and Chief Learner Kentucky Department of Education
Topic: New vision for education and coalition report release
Lu Young, Ed.D
Chair, Kentucky Board of Education
Topic: Closing Summary
Aaron Thompson, Ph.D
President, Kentucky Council for Postsecondary Education
Topic: Beyond KERA- What will Kentucky's next chapter be?
Allen County Schools Superintendent
Topic: Local Laboratories of Learning
Hotel Accommodation Information:
There are special rates with the Hyatt Regency Louisville
and Louisville Marriott Downtown for those who are traveling to Louisville and
are in need of hotel accommodations.Click on the below images to book rooms at any of the two hotels.
Guests should be able to call in and reference the KDE
Education Summit at both hotels to receive the special room rate.
For questions about the
2021 Education Summit, email Donna Melton.