Recap of the 2014 Education Issue Forum

School superintendents from the Andover, Derby, Goddard, Maize, and Wichita public schools took part in a moderated discussion on education in front of 200 attendees at a luncheon hosted by the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce on March 13. You can see photos from the event here.

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If you were unable to attend the event, click here to see the story by George Lawson with KFDI, or click here to watch the discussion on the Wichita Public School YouTube channel.

The superintendents discussed their daily challenges as well as the innovative ways they are now partnering with the Wichita Area Technical College and other institutions to provide students with technical skills. We’re very fortunate to have superintendents who demonstrate this level of leadership and who work closely with the business community. The superintendents invited  the audience to visit their schools and stressed the importance of purposeful dialogue and partnerships with the business community as they help develop the future workforce.

Special thanks to the superintendents for making the time to participate in this important discussion and to our Government Relations staff for arranging the event. Thank you also to our Business & Education Alliance who co-hosted the session. We also appreciate the leadership of Jon Rosell who chairs the Chamber’s Government Relations Committee and moderated the session.