Education Leaders Tackle Critical Issues Facing U.S. Schools and Colleges at McGraw-Hill Education's Thought Leadership Summit

Sep 30, 2009, 12:00 ET from McGraw-Hill Education












NEW YORK, Sept. 30/PRNewswire/ -- Today, McGraw-Hill Education brought together a group of education thought leaders from across the country for a half-day conference to address the critical issues facing K-12 and higher education.



The event, "2009 Education Imperative: Focus on Solving Critical Issues in Education," brought together more than 50 leaders from the public, private, and university sectors to discuss issues around:



  • instructional materials and data-driven instruction in the classroom of the future;
  • future of K-12 Assessment and Common Standards;
  • college and career readiness, and
  • the future of assessment in higher education.





Held at The McGraw-Hill Companies' New York City headquarters, participants included education thought leaders from Columbia University, Yale University and representatives from the Departments of Education of New York City, Delaware, Georgia, Colorado and West Virginia, among many other others.



"Today's conference gave us an excellent opportunity to lead a discussion and elicit feedback from the country's education leaders on the key challenges currently facing our nation's educational system," said Peter Davis, president of McGraw-Hill Education. "McGraw-Hill Education is committed to equipping students with the 21st century skills they need to compete in today's global economy. This exchange of ideas is essential if we are to meet that commitment."



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