The Fairfax County School Board will host the fourth annual Fairfax Education Summit this Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8 a.m. – noon at Edison High School. This year’s theme, Portrait of a 21st Century Graduate and School System, will focus on how parents can help their children develop the life skills necessary to compete in the modern world, and will feature Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Karen K. Garza as the keynote speaker.
More than 450 people – including parents, students, citizens, business leaders, community leaders, and school leaders – are expected to participate in the 2013 summit. Following Garza’s keynote, participants will be able to take part in the following breakout sessions: Parenting for College and Career Success, Identifying Depression and Building Resiliency in Children, Supporting the Academic Success of Children in Military Families, The FCPS International Benchmarking Pilot, and A Peek Inside 21st Century Classrooms and Facilities.
Exhibits will feature Fairfax County Public Schools resources and services, including career academies, school counseling, the college success program, and advanced academics.
For more information, visit fcps.edu/news/summit.shtml.