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US Visit 2 – Mercer Island School District, Washington State

 Gary Plano One of the many highlights of our visit to the US was the opportunity to spend some time with Gary Plano Superintendent of Mercer Island School District and elected School Board member Lisa Strauch Eggers. Mercer Island sits in the middle of Lake Washington - a 6 square mile suburban community 10 minutes drive from downtown Seattle. According to Gary, Mercer Island is the home of 'the most expensive dirt in Washington State'. It would therefore not surprise you to find that  in terms of attainment it.

Visit to the USA – Overview

I spent last week in the States with my friend and colleague Andy Pendry, LTS Glow Technology Adviser . The purpose of our visit was to: •    Help develop our thinking on how we might evolve Glow over the next few years (Glow v2) •    Explore trends in the use of technology for learning •    Get a better understanding of how the educational landscape is changing in the US (and how that change is being managed and supported). •    Take the opportunity to the visit the George Lucas Educational Foundation and follow-up the recent recognition of Glow as a world leading educational programme. Our itinerary.