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Education summit to feature a focus on the Common Core
TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012 15:52 PM

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) apply to schools within the U.S., but teachers who work within the American education system can still learn from international leaders in the field.

From February 9-11, school officials from across the country will have a chance to gain a global perspective on education at Pearson’s National Summit on School Improvement in Orlando, Florida.

At this event, attendees will hear from global experts on school leadership, such as Sir Michael Barber, Pearson’s chief education advisor and former advisor to U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair.

"To meet the challenges of the 21st century, we need much higher performing education systems the world over, including in the U.S.," Barber said. "Young people in America will only find fulfillment in their lives if they can be productive in the workplace and community."
In addition, there will be a conference focused on the CCSS featuring Pam Allyn, a children’s rights and literacy advocate, and Carrie Heath Phillips of the Council of Chief State School Officers. Sessions that will be held at the Summit include some related to the implementation of the State Standards.