International Summit On The Teaching Profession: Education Leaders Set To Convene In March

12/27/2010 04:29 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Education leaders from around the world will convene in New York City this March to share strategies and ideas with teachers and administrators at the first International Summit on the Teaching Profession, according to The New York TImes.

Hosted by the U.S. Department of Education and several other education organizations, the meeting is the first of its kind. U.S. education leaders will hear teachers and reformers from the world's highest-performing educational systems speak about effective teaching practices and methods.

The summit will convene education ministers, national union leaders, education organization leaders and accomplished teachers from countries with high performing and rapidly improving educational systems to identify best practices worldwide that effectively strengthen the teaching profession in ways designed to enhance student achievement.

The goal is to support and strengthen teachers so they can raise the standards for students in the U.S.