Education Summit: Economic development's impact on quality education

FORT WORTH, Texas ' The Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth presents the second annual Education Summit on Sept. 4. VLK Architects principal Sloan Harris, who is Chair of the Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth Education Committee, emphasizes the importance of the event to inform the public of educational issues.

'The Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth believes excellent education systems enhance and heighten economic development,' said Harris. 'Companies like VLK Architects have a long history supporting school districts, education foundations and teacher associations. The summit will help others in real estate see how we can support our schools and why that is important.'

This year's summit will feature a high-level panel discussion. Panelists include:

  • Pat Hardy, District 11 Representative for the Texas School Board

  • Dr. Mike Moses, Former Texas Commissioner of Education

  • Diane Patrick, District 94 Texas House Representative

  • Dr. Dan Powell, Superintendent of Crowley ISD

  • Norm Robbins, President of Fort Worth ISD School Board

The panel will cover many topics including education legislation, educational fiscal policy and resources corporate/community leadership can partner on to help make districts better.

The Education Summit will be held at Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus and will be moderated by NBC5 News anchor Deborah Ferguson.

About VLK Architects:With offices in Houston and Fort Worth, Texas, VLK Architects provides architecture, planning and interior design services to K-12, higher education, corporate and institutional clients throughout Texas. For more information useVLK's Contact form.