Beverly Stewart, a Nationwide-based educational entrepreneur and founder of Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc. was recently asked to speak at the 2009 EDventures Conference in New Orleans. EDventures is the annual education conference held by the Education Industry Association (EIA), an organization comprised of providers of private education services, charter schools, investors, and others who are stakeholders in private education.
“I was incredibly honored to be asked to speak at the annual event,” says Beverly Stewart. “This is the 9th year I have addressed a group of my peers from around the globe and each year I marvel at the level of dedication and commitment that is exhibited to improving the quality of education. By sharing our best practices, tips, and specialized knowledge, I know that students all over the country benefit.”
At the event, Stewart gave four individual talks including topics such as “Best Practices for Learning Centers” and “Business Opportunities in These Economic Times.” In addition to these and other relevant presentations, round table discussions were conducted on such diverse subjects as “Strategic Planning for Schools,” “The Privatization of Alternative Ed,” and “Private Sector Alternatives to Increase High School Graduation Rates.” The EIA-sponsored event also hosted keynote speakers from the U.S. Department of Education; Tom Vander Ark, former Executive Director of Education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and special guests from the Recovery School District of Louisiana.
EIA, formerly the Association of Educators in Private Practice (AEPP), was founded in 1990 for the purpose of peer support, networking, professional development and advocacy in the education industry. Members represent every area of the diverse industry including school improvement and management services, charter schools, alternative education and special education services, professional development for teachers and administrators, educational content providers and suppliers, private providers of undergraduate and graduate education, as well as tutoring and state-approved private schools like Back to Basics Learning Dynamics.
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For 25 years, Back to Basics has been recognized as the area’s undisputed leader in one-on-one tutoring. In addition, the firm offers a unique Nationwide private school for grades K-12 and a Private Business and Trade School for adults. Back to Basics is the 2010 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.