Next Generation Education Reform: Bill Stovall

Every year, thousands of young men and women age out of the foster care system lacking the stability and life skills to prepare them to live as productive adults. Many of these youths will find themselves without a high school degree and unable to secure gainful employment, which can lead to homelessness, poverty and entry into the criminal justice system. This session highlighted innovative approaches states are taking to protect foster care children and provide hope to those who find themselves rapidly aging out of the foster care system.

Next Generation Education Systems - a 51st State Model
Friday, December 11, 2015
Sponsored by the CSG Education & Workforce Development Public Policy Committee

Presentation by Bill Stovall, Executive director, Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges

 

Speaker Biography:  

Stovall has led the Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges since 2013. Prior to his current role, Stovall served in the Arkansas House of Representatives, including as Speaker of the House for the 85th General Assembly. Prior to his election to the House of Representatives in 2001, he served eight years on the Cleburne County Quorum Court, the governing authority of county government in Arkansas. Stovall also has experience as a small business owner.