Superintendent Ritz returns from International Education Tour and Summit

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Reflecting on her recent international education summit and tour, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz says the state’s education system can learn from the rest of the world.

The Department of Education reports that the nine day tour, held in Helsinki, Finland and Switzerland and sponsored by Education First, featured educational workshops, meetings and cultural tours with local education leaders.

According to a DOE press release, in comparing Indiana’s Education System with the rest of the world, Superintendent Ritz said , “A child’s learning is about more than state test scores,”  adding that it is also about developing a child’s “talents and strengths with a well-rounded education to explore, create and innovate.”

The learning summit highlighted Indiana’s need for a student-centered educaiton system, ” according to the DOE.

Additionally, Ritz attended the Global Student Leaders Summit where more than 1,300 American students discussed innovation and the future of education.  The entire cost of Ritz trip to the education summit Superintendent Ritz was the recipient of an Education First scholarship which covered the entire cost of the education summit.