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BOISE – The Idaho State Department of Education and Idaho State Board of Education will host the Idaho College Access Summit this summer, a free event to help improve the number of Idaho students who go on and complete post-secondary education.

“We know more and more jobs now and in the future will require some form of post-secondary education, whether it is professional-technical or a four-year college degree. We must ensure Idaho students are prepared to meet these challenges,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna said. “The College Access Summit is a great way to bring all Idahoans together to discuss ways in which we can work together to improve students’ success after high school.”

“Collaboration between everyone involved is key,” said Dr. Mike Rush, Executive Director of the Idaho State Board of Education. “This is an incredible opportunity for everyone in the education community to come together for the betterment of our students and our state.”

The College Access Summit will be held July 7-8, 2010 at Boise State University. This two-day Summit will focus on professional development, networking, best practices, and how Idahoans can work together toward common goals to better serve our students. Educators, policy makers, and members of the local business and non-profit communities are encouraged to attend.

At the Summit, educators can earn in-service credit while helping to shape the futures of students. Policy makers can collaborate to ensure Idaho has the most solid approach to education in Idaho. Members of the business and non-profit communities can find ways to further strengthen our local economy through the betterment of our future workforce.

Registration is free, thanks to grant funding through the GEAR UP Idaho and the Idaho College Access Challenge Grant programs.

To learn more about the College Access Summit or to register, click here. Space is limited, so register soon. (LINK NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR PAST EVENT)

Chief Communications and Legislative Affairs Officer

Blake Youde Email

Administrative Assistant

Allison Duman Email



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