State of Education community summit

Date: 11/30/2011 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

It has long been known that education is a key driver in determining where people choose to live and raise their families. Often it is real estate agents who know where the best performing schools are. Studies have shown that after the housing market softened in the late 1980s, the areas with the best schools were the most resilient and bounced back more quickly than others. Strong schools help maintain and even contribute to the growth of property values over time.

Besides being a major local employer, community colleges, and higher education in general, play a key role in human capital development and can help cities and regions become more innovative and globally competitive.

However, funding for education has been cut dramatically over the past few years and the short-term outlook is not promising. What does it mean for education in Shoreline? Join the City Council as they host a community summit that will feature our education partners. Pesident Lee Lambert of Shoreline Community College and Superintendent Sue Walker of Shoreline School District will present the “State of Education” in Shoreline and discuss the challenges they face in today’s economic and political environment. This is an opportunity for the entire community to learn how we can continue to make Shoreline a great place to live and to raise a family.