Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Iowa

Lieutenant Governor Reynolds

Launch of the Iowa Ed Summit Town Hall Meetings

Governor Terry E. Branstad  Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, July 7, 2011
Contact: Governor’s Office (515) 725-3518

Gov. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Reynolds launch town hall meetings ahead of Iowa Education Summit

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced the launch of a series of town hall meetings focusing on education in Iowa. The series of seven town hall meetings will be held over two weeks prior to the administration’s Iowa Education Summit, which will take place July 25-26, 2011 in Des Moines, Iowa.

“Iowa’s youth need a world-class education in order to compete in the 21st-century, knowledge-based, global economy,” said Branstad. “I am excited to hear what ideas Iowans have to restore Iowa as a leader in providing a superior education to our children.”

The Iowa Education Summit will focus on increasing teacher and principal effectiveness, raising academic standards and putting in place strong matching assessments and innovation that increases learning.

“In recent years, Iowa has dropped from being a leader in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) tests to the middle of the pack,” said Reynolds. “We look forward to the dialogue with Iowans and hearing their feedback on policies and ideas for improving the quality of education in Iowa.”

The follow events are open to the media:

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

10 a.m. Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds hold education town hall meeting
Waterloo Central Middle School – Auditorium
1350 Katoski Drive
Waterloo, IA

2 p.m. Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds hold education town hall meeting
Davenport North High School – Auditorium
626 West 53rd Street
Davenport, IA

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