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Education summit set for today, Thursday in Longview

Sept. 13, 2017 at 12:01 a.m.

East Texas educators, education advocates and politicians will gather today and Thursday in Longview to discuss the most recent legislative sessions and ways to improve state schools.

The Texas Public Schools Post 85th Legislative Session and Special Session Summit is scheduled at the Hilton Garden Inn, 905 E. Hawkins Parkway in Longview.

First started by state Reps. Jay Dean and Gary VanDeaver in 2016, the summit focuses on looking at how elected officials can support and represent schools.

This year's presenters include Tim Lee, executive director of the Texas Retired Teachers Association; Blake Cooper with the Friends of Texas Public Schools; Wayne Pierce, with the Equity Center; Marty DeLeon with the law firm Escalmilla & Poneck; and Amy Beneski, deputy executive director of government relations for the Texas Association of School Administrators.

Area superintendents and officials also are slated to speak on issues involving the Legislature.



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