The Wisconsin Public Education Network Summer Summit will be held August 5, 2019, at Central High School in La Crosse and will be hosted by the La Crosse Education Association.
WHAT: A full day of motivating presentations, action-focused strategy sessions, and informational breakouts led by Wisconsin public education advocates and experts.
WHO: All parents, students, educators, administrators, school board members, and community supporters of Wisconsin public schools and their students are invited to attend. This is an opportunity to get connected, learn from each other, and be a part of the growing movement to support our public schools and the students they serve.
The fifth annual Summer Summit includes all of the following and more:
- Keynote Plenary: “What’s Best for Kids” presentation with very special guests.
- Governor Tony Evers (invited…we’re told he’s penciled in and will confirm in late July).
- A special welcome from Carolyn Stanford Taylor, Superintendent of Public Instruction.
- Wisconsin Public Education Network’s annual report + action reports from teams around the state.
- A Blue Ribbon Budget? A special plenary session on what kind of advocacy is best for kids with bipartisan members of the state legislature and school and district leaders.
- World-class breakout sessions with school leaders, educators, experts and experienced organizers on school funding, local level organizing, issues facing our students and schools, current legislative issues, and much more!
- Lunch, light breakfast/coffee, and afternoon refreshments are included with registration.
- An optional dinner with special guest speaker (tba) follows for those who wish to continue the conversation and connect with other supporters of public schools.
The theme of this year’s summit is WHAT’S BEST FOR KIDS – a question and a directive that’s at the heart of both Governor Tony Evers’ inaugural budget and is the motto of the hosts at the La Crosse Education Association.
Sessions will reflect on what practices and priorities will ensure the best results for our students, and what we can do together to ensure every student thrives. Sessions are led by state and national education experts, local level organizers, and leaders in education advocacy.