Registration still open for education symposium

By Chris Kieffer

Daily Journal

TUPELO – Registration continues for an Oct. 29 event featuring former U.S. Secretary of Education William Bennett.

The Mississippi Education Symposium will begin at 9 a.m. at the BancorpSouth Conference Center. It is hosted by Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and co-sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Education.



Bennett is currently education adviser for Beanstalk Innovation and will speak about creative and innovative solutions for education. State Sen. Nancy Collins, R-Tupelo, was introduced to the Beanstalk Innovation team after a chance meeting in Florida.

Other speakers will include Andrea Honigsfeld, author and associate dean in education at Molloy College in New York; Harry Dickens, author and technology director for the Arkansas Public School Resource Center and former Mississippi principal Billy Ray Jones, founder and executive director of Superior Learning and Leadership.

The symposium will focus on English and math teaching strategies, implementing the Common Core State Standards and incorporating technology.

The fee is $200, but the MDE will provide a discount to the first 600 full-time Mississippi public school educators. Their fee will be $120.

Registration is available at Attendees can earn continuing education credit.

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  • Kevin

    I would be very skeptical of attending anything that William Bennett is part of.