NEWPORT, RI – Educational leaders from round New England gathered Monday to focus on how the area can collectively speed up pupil studying in response to the pandemic.
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona joined Commissioner Frank Edelblut and Deputy Commissioner Christine Brennan of the New Hampshire Department of Education on Aug. 22, together with different New England education commissioners for the Reimagining Education and New England’s Workforce (RENEW) Summit at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, RI.
Cardona shared his imaginative and prescient for accelerating pupil studying and creating pathways for college kids to succeed as a part of tomorrow’s workforce.
“We have managed COVID. Now, it is time to lead education, and transforming our pathways to progress, to prosperity, to opportunity, is a key role that we have as education leaders,” stated Cardona. “… We must rise to meet the new challenges our school systems and students face.”
During Monday’s occasion, commissioners from New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts and Connecticut signed a pledge resolving to set up efforts throughout the New England state education companies to share finest practices and actively have interaction with group leaders, companies, increased education and state and native authorities officers to collaboratively marshal methods and sources to present pathways for college kids to thrive in faculty, profession and life.
“This pledge will help to reenergize the collaborative efforts already underway throughout New England and across state lines that aim to help students flourish in tomorrow’s economy,” stated Edelblut. “This is a team effort, and investing in our young people now and providing them with numerous pathways to succeed will result in strong academic and 21st Century skills. We have a unique opportunity to learn from the pandemic and its many disruptions, and come out the other side even stronger with enthusiasm to aim higher for our students.”
Joining representatives from the New Hampshire Department of Education at the summit have been David Juvet, senior vice-president of public coverage for the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association, Katherine Ziemer, senior vice provost for tutorial affairs at the University of New Hampshire, Mark Rubinstein, chancellor of the Community College System of New Hampshire and Joe Doiron, director of workforce growth for the New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs.
“Being united in our quest to provide and expand learning opportunities for students cannot be accomplished alone. Listening to best practices from our neighbors will help all New England students in the long run, and we are grateful for this collaboration and partnership,” stated Brennan.
This was the first annual summit of the New England education chiefs and education and enterprise leaders, and was held in collaboration with the Partnership for Rhode Island.