Bennett to headline education symposium in Tupelo

TUPELO — Former U.S. Secretary of Education William Bennett will headline an education symposium in Tupelo on Oct. 29 designed to provide educators an opportunity to hear the latest on teaching methods and classroom technology.

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves will host the event, which will begin at 9 a.m. at the BancorpSouth Conference Center. It will be co-sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Education.

“This is an opportunity to hear from cutting-edge experts in education,” Reeves said today in a press release announcing the event. He said the purpose of the symposium is to help teachers raise the academic achievement of students through new technologies and teaching methods.

Bennett was education secretary in the Ronald Reagan administration after chairing the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is a leading conservative education reform advocate and political and cultural commentator.

Public and private school educators may register for the conference beginning today at www.corwin.com/mississippicci. The first 600 public school educators who register will receive a discount on the fee, which covers cost of the conference, professional development materials and online curriculum resources.