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Release: Senator Huff to Hold Education Summit

Glendora's representative in the State Senate is holding an education summit Thursday at Cal State Fullerton.

From the office of Senator Bob Huff:

Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) will host an Education Summit this Thursday on the campus of California State University, Fullerton. The summit, which will feature a number of guest speakers, will focus on the subject of Online Education.

The Education Summit will be held at the Titan Theatre in the Student Union at CSU Fullerton, located at 800 N. State College Blvd. The summit will run from 6 p.m. to 7:30 PM. Members of the public are encouraged to attend. 

“Numbers show that online education is growing in popularity and will better serve the needs and interests of all California students,” said Huff. “Online education is a tool that can be used to help greater numbers of students accomplish their educational goals, and this summit is one way of finding out what works and what doesn’t.”

A 2009 study produced by the Sloan Consortium, titled "Learning on Demand: Online Education in the United States," reached the following conclusions:

  1. In the fall of 2008, more than 4.6 million students took at least one online distance course, a 17% increase over the previous year.
  2. More than a quarter of all higher education students now take at least one online course accredited by a legitimate college or university.
  3. Colleges and universities report increased demand for courses.

The Education Summit features a number of guests that include Keynote Speaker Peter Stewart, Senior Vice President, School Development of K12, Inc., Keith Boyum, Executive Assistant to the President of CSU, Fullerton and Diane J. Donnelly-Toscano, ED.D., Innovative Programs Coordinator at Anaheim Union High School District. Other guests include former State Senator Gloria Romero, who serves as California State Director, Democrats for Education Reform and Elizabeth Moore from the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District.

“This summit is open to students, parents of students and all others interested in the future of online education in California,” said Senator Huff, Glendora's representative in the 29th District. 

To RSVP for the Education Reform Summit, please contact Senator Huff’s District Office at (909) 598-3981.

Senator Huff serves as the Senate Republican Leader and is a member of the Senate Education Committee. He represents the 29th Senate District covering portions of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties. Follow Senator Huff on Twitter at @bobhuff99.

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