The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce will hold an Education Forum with Indiana Superintendent Glenda Ritz in Bloomington on October 1st.
The Chamber has been hosting Education Forums for three years. Last year they focused on early childhood education.
This year, they return to the topic of public instruction.
The keynote speaker Glenda Ritz is the incumbent Superintendent of Public Instruction for Indiana. The Chamber’s Director of Marketing and Public Relations Kelley Brown explained why they are interested in bring Ritz as their keynote speaker.
“One of the chamber’s objectives is to create opportunities where our members and the public can engage with a dialogue with decision-makers that affect the community,” Brown says, “Bringing our education leaders, specifically Glenda Ritz, allows the public to ask questions that are really pertinent to our young people, our schools and the whole education process.”
Ritz will offer general information about public education and then lead a discussion of various education topics throughout the evening.
After, there will be a question-and-answer session.
“Given some of the issues that have been in the papers about Indiana’s grading system, I-STEP and other issues, I think we will get a great many questions,” Brown says.
The Education Forum will be held Tuesday, October 1 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 at Deer Park Manor.