Education policymakers and leaders meet in Washington D.C. November 27-28 for the Foundation for Excellence in Education’s (FEE) fifth annual Excellence in Action National Summit on Education Reform. This two-day event is a forum to learn what works, what doesn’t and what’s next to transform education for the 21st century. Hosted by Jeb Bush, governor of Florida from 1999-2007 and chairman of the Foundation, the Summit has quadrupled in size over the past five years. This year, it brings together nearly 800 education reformers – including education chiefs and hundreds of lawmakers and policymakers – from 46 states, the District of Columbia and five countries.
More than 60 national and state education leaders will share their reform experiences and best practices at the event including:
- Jeb Bush, Foundation Chairman and former Governor of Florida
- Mitch Daniels, Indiana Governor
- Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education
- Dr. Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State
- Joel Klein, former Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education
- Dr. Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations
- Dr. Tony Bennett, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction
- Steve Bowen, Maine Commissioner of Education
- David Coleman, President and CEO of the College Board
- John Podesta, Chair and Counselor of the Center for American Progress
- Kevin Huffman, Tennessee Commissioner of Education
- Tim Daly, President of TNTP (formerly The New Teacher Project)
- Dr. Joe Willhoft, Executive Director of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium; and
- Christopher Cerf, New Jersey Commissioner of Education; and many others.