Mayor and FWCS Superintendent to attend national education event


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News release from the City of Fort Wayne:

Mayor and FWCS Superintendent to attend national education event

(March 11, 2014) – Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry and Fort Wayne Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Wendy Robinson will attend the upcoming “Mayors in Education Convening.” The event is Thursday-Friday in Washington, D.C. The U.S. Conference of Mayors and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are co-hosts.

Highlights of the convening will include:

  • How to drive economic development through education reform
  • A conversation with Bill Gates
  • How mayors can do more: Creative solutions to school finance
  • Advancing education and workforce development goals through public-private partnerships
  • How to pioneer education initiatives through innovation

“This is an opportunity for us to learn about best practices in education, as well as share our local success stories with a national group of education experts,” said Mayor Henry. “Education is a priority in the City of Fort Wayne. We know that job growth in cities is directly tied to an educated workforce. I appreciate the work that Dr. Robinson and FWCS are doing to help us invest in our future.”

“FWCS has maintained a strong relationship with the City of Fort Wayne because we share a vision of continuously improving the quality of life for all citizens of the city,” Dr. Robinson said. “Attending this conference together builds on this strong foundation.”


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