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Former D.C. schools chief Rhee and R.T. Rybak to speak at Minnesota ed summit

The Feb. 6 summit in St. Paul is sponsored by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.

Michelle Rhee, the former Washington, D.C., chancellor of schools, will speak Feb. 6 in St. Paul at the Minnesota Education Summit, sponsored by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.

Rhee is now founder and CEO of Students First. Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak will be there, too, in his new role as executive director of Generation Next.

Organizers say national and local education advocates will discuss “innovative solutions to improve education in Minnesota.” And: they say: “It’s time for Minnesotans to work together and demand the reforms needed to ensure success for our kids.”

Scheduled panelists include:

  • Aimee Guidera, Data Quality Campaign
  • Amy Hertel, Education Transformation Initiative
  • George Parker, StudentsFirst
  • Suzanne Tacheny-Kubach, PIE Network
  • Kate Walsh, National Council on Teacher Quality

The event, at the St. Paul Crowne Plaza St. Paul-Riverfront, runs from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost is $55 for chamber members, $75 for others.