Education Business Summit

Focusing business leaders on the important role of public education for the future of North Carolina and engaging them in using their leadership to build support for sustaining and improving North Carolina’s system of public schools.

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Education business Summit

North Carolina’s future economy depends on having an educated workforce that is capable of designing and producing innovative products to help our state remain competitive in the coming years. This May, more than 50 top level executives and CEOs from across the state met to discuss how the business community can and must support public education efforts.


View the photos from the Education Business Summit.

Download the event program guide, and see below for presentations from various presenters.

Read President and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC Brad Wilson’s Speech on Business & Education HERE.

Policy Review and Presentations

Each of the attendees was given a policy review booklet that gave a general overview of the state of public education in North Carolina from the James B Hunt., Jr. Institute for Public Education and Policy. From there, presenters offered opportunities for businesses to play a role in bettering public education for our future students. Interested in learning what was addressed at the event? Download the presentations from business leaders and education experts across the state. 

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J.B. Buxton

By the Numbers: NC k-12 Public Schools

Linda Darling Hammond

Transforming and Teaching Leadership

Michael Horn

Disrupting Class in North Carolina

Jim Johnson

Disruptive Demographics

Maurice “Mo” Green

Striving. Achieving. Excelling. A Conversation on Public Education – A Local Perspective.

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