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Contact: Steve Jensen
860-524-7377
Steve.Jensen@ct.gov
February 1, 2012

LT. GOV. WYMAN HOSTS "INNOVATIONS IN EDUCATION" WORKSHOP

AT CONNECTICUT SCIENCE CENTER

Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman on Thursday will host an interactive "Innovations in Education" workshop at the Connecticut Science Center that will acquaint policymakers with the educational opportunities of the Science Center and its partners.

The program will focus on the educational opportunities presented by non-school learning institutions such as museums, aquariums and science centers. It also will address how those institutions can play a role in the education reform package being proposed by the Malloy/Wyman administration in the upcoming legislative session - specifically in the areas of fostering teacher effectiveness, student engagement and educational results.

The event begins with a breakfast reception at 8:30 a.m., followed by a speaking program at 9 a.m. Lt. Governor Wyman is scheduled to speak at 9:30 a.m. about the administration's education reform initiative and how Connecticut can do a better job connecting students with educational and career resources. (Agenda attached).

Other speakers include officials and trustees from the Science Center; the Sea Research Foundation; Mystic Aquarium; the Annie Fisher STEM Magnet School in Hartford, and Sen. Donald Williams, who will address workforce development and the Connecticut Treasures program.

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