U.S. Governors Listen to Classrooms to Careers Initiative
Guam took center stage at a national education event for American Governors recently. At the Hunt Institute’s Biennial Governors Symposium in Notrh Carolina, Governor Eddie Baza Calvo told his colleagues about plans to incorporate education in his strategic economic initiative: Classrooms to Careers, which will soon be renamed to more-accurately reflect its outcomes and goals. The innovative concept grabbed the attention of the Hunt Institute and those present, including American Samoa Governor Togiola T.A. Tulafono, American Samoa First Lady Mary Ann Taufa’asau Tulafono, and North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue.
“Guam really shone out here. The people were pleasantly surprised at our idea of education, and how it relates directly to economic development,” Governor Calvo said. “All of America knows education is important, but it’s also important to include it in our economic planning. After all, if the children are our future, let’s plan to teach them how to be our future leaders and businessmen.”

Governor Eddie Baza Calvo discusses his strategic economic initiative: Classrooms to Careers with American Samoa’s Governor Togiola T.A. Tulafono and First Lady Mary Ann Taufa’asau Tulafono in North Carolina. Both were attending a national Governors’ education symposium organized biennially by the Hunt Institute.

Governor Eddie Baza Calvo smiles during an interview with the Hunt Institute in North Carolina. The staff asked for more information on his strategic economic initiative: Classrooms to Careers, which he presented at the institute’s biennial Governors Education Symposium.

Governor Eddie Baza Calvo listens to a presentation at the Hunt Institute’s Governors’ education symposium. Host Governor Bev Perdue from North Carolina is seated to his left. At the national event, Governor Calvo impressed his peers with his strategic economic initiative: Classrooms to Careers.

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