National Summit on Education Reform 2013

The Foundation for Excellence in Education announced the 2013 National Summit on Education Reform will feature conversations about the most cutting-edge opportunities in education today. Four separate strategy sessions, comprised of some of the world's leading experts, will take on issues relating to: customizing education through digital learning; mass access to exceptional educational content; the next generation of accountability systems; and innovative lessons learned from the healthcare sector. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, will host the organization's sixth annual marquee education event.

These special strategy sessions will feature panelists covering some of the hottest topics and latest innovations in education:

During the strategy session A Customized Education: Extreme Choice through Digital Learning on October 17, hear how digital learning technologies are being used to create options and provide families with an education that meets the unique needs and interests of their child.

Moderator: Michael Horn, co-founder and Executive Director of Education, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation
Ken Bradford, Assistant Superintendent, Louisiana Department of Education's Office of Content
Susan Patrick, President and CEO, International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)
Howard Stephenson, Utah State Senator

On October 17, join Education's New Normal: Mass Access to the Best Courses and Teachers in the World through Technology to hear panelists discuss the exciting potential of massive online open courses (MOOCs).

Moderator: John Bailey, Executive Director, Digital Learning Now!
Dr. Anant Agarwal, President, edX
Erin Knight, Senior Director of Learning and Badges, Mozilla Foundation
Hadi Partovi, President and co-founder,

For a new perspective, join RX for Schools: Lessons for Education from the Healthcare Sector on October 18 to hear one of the most fascinating conversations about domestic policy solutions that will happen all year.

Dr. Delos "Toby" Cosgrove, President and CEO, Cleveland Clinic
Dr. Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum
Alan Levine, Senior Vice President and Florida Group President, Health Management Associates

During Informed Decisions: Educators, Accountability and Next Generation Data Systems on October 18, hear how technology and policies can enable next generation models of instruction in today's schools while ensuring thoughtful privacy and security measures.

Moderator: Tom Vander Ark, CEO, Getting Smart
Dr. Janet Barresi, Oklahoma State Superintendent of Education; member of Chiefs for Change
Jose Ferreira, Founder and CEO, Knewton
Aimee Guidera, Founder and Executive Director, Data Quality Campaign

The rest of the two-day event will include keynote and general sessions with national and international leaders and more strategy sessions. Each year, this event provides lawmakers, policymakers and advocates the opportunity to learn about successful education reforms happening throughout world and together build consensus and form solutions to shared challenges.

 Registration is now open, and space will go fast. For event details and to register, visit, and be sure to follow @ExcelinEd on Twitter for the latest #EIE13 updates to the Summit's exciting agenda.   

Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton, Street, Boston
Event Time: 
October 2013