Adding to the list of innovators and entrepreneurs at Summit 2011, we are delighted to announce that the day will open with a conversation between Joel Klein and Sal Khan. Klein, the former Chancellor of Schools in New York City, recently joined News Corporation to lead education innovation there. Sal Khan is the hedge fund analyst-turned video impresario behind Khan Academy, which has received enormous attention for its virally popular instructional videos.
Klein and Khan, in a conversation moderated by NewSchools CEO Ted Mitchell, will lead off an exciting day of more than 60 speakers across 17 sessions. Since 1999, NewSchools has been holding the Summit as a way to gather and grow a movement of passionate entrepreneurs dedicated to improving public education for low-income children. This year, we are holding it for the first time in partnership with the Aspen Institute, and it’s our most ambitious event yet.
We’ll be announcing more great speakers as the week goes on!