Our Future Summit takes on future of education Thursday
SUMMIT COUNTY – What abilities should Summit County’s kids have to succeed in 2017? What resources could we be providing them so they have the skills necessary to compete in an increasingly competitive global economy? Millie Hamner and Jennifer Kermode will facilitate a community forum designed to identify and discuss the range of learning assets our community will require including academic, vocational, public, private and alternative education alternatives, this Thursday evening, Feb. 8 at the Summit County Community and Senior Center near Frisco starting at 7 p.m.The Summit School District superintendent and Our Future Summit board member, respectively, will draw on the experience and perspective of a range of stakeholders including Sheila Groneman, executive director of Summit County Head Start and school board member; Evie Hudak, a member of the State Board of Education; newly-elected CU regent Steve Ludwig and home school teacher Cheryl Bristol.Areas of discussion include:n What new skills might our children need over the next 5 to 10 years? n Are Federal and state testing mandates too rigid for all children? n What alternative education options are available and needed? n Are there sufficient funds for schools and are they distributed appropriately? n What is the status of arts and athletics in our schools now and in the future?The goal of the forum is to bring the community more fully into the discussion into what it’s going to take for our kids to thrive once they’re out of school as well as provide an opportunity for decision makers to better understand and appreciate the opinions of community members.The forum is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., when light snacks and soft drinks will be available.
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