The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute will host its first Reagan Institute and Summit on Education (RISE), to be held April 11-12 in Washington, D.C.

RISE coincides with the 53rd anniversary of the signing of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in 1965 and also marks the 35th anniversary of the 1983 National Commission on Excellence in Education report, “A Nation at Risk.”

The summit is convened by a steering committee that includes Honorary Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander and bipartisan advisors including former Chairs of the House Education and Workforce Committee Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, John Kline and George Miller as well as several former education secretaries.

Current leaders in the House and Senate education committees will also participate. Building from “A Nation at Risk”, RISE will explore innovation, excellence in education, access and affordability to quality post-secondary opportunities among other topics. For more information on RISE visit: www.reaganfoundation.org/RISE