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Dalrymple to Host Education Summit in Dickinson August 1

BISMARCK, N.D. - Gov. Jack Dalrymple today announced he will host a Governor’s Education Summit Wednesday, Aug. 1 at the Grand Dakota Lodge & Conference Center in Dickinson. The Governor will bring together key educational leaders and officials to discuss the current status of our schools and share best practices.

“North Dakota is experiencing rapid growth in a variety of areas, including school enrollments,” Dalrymple said. “The Governor’s Education Summit will allow us to discuss our short-term strategies for the coming academic year, as well as share best practices and lessons learned in preparation for long-term planning.”

The guest speaker for the Governor’s Education Summit is David Vroonland, superintendent of Frenship Independent School District in Wolfforth, TX. Vroonland is also the chair of the Texas Fast Growth Schools Coalition, an organization of 102 fast growth schools in that state. Vroonland’s topic is “Best Practices and Lessons Learned: A Texas Perspective.”

Oil industry executives will provide insights on the rapid growth in their industry; what they see for future growth in North Dakota; and how educational leaders can partner with companies to meet their needs. Roundtable facilitators will lead discussion on several different topics from maximizing school facilities to housing financing, and from teacher recruitment strategies to transient student needs and records.

“Our children are our future, and so the schools where our children prepare for the future are critically important to our state,” Dalrymple said.

Sponsors for the Governor’s Education Summit include Succeed 2020 and Apple. There is no fee to attend; however, pre-registration is required. To register or learn more about the summit, visit www.NDCommerce.com/Education. The summit will run from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (MDT)

 

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