Penn Foster is happy to be returning to the 2017 NSBA Annual Convention and Exposition for another year. Held from March 26th - 27th in Denver, CO, this national event brings together education leaders at a time when domestic policies and global trends are combining to shape the future of the American learner.

The 2017 show will bring together more than 7,000 school board members, superintendents and education leaders from across the country to learn about a variety of industry issues and share knowledge in five areas: Leadership, Advocacy, Technology + Learning, Urban school issues, and School law.

As educators it is our responsibility to provide the best education possible for our students. One of the best ways we can work toward that is by educating ourselves. The opportunity to network with peers to discuss education innovations, best practices and success stories always makes the NSBA Annual Convention a rewarding experience. 

We're also excited to share what we've learned from working with more than 1,000 high school across the country. This past year we've learned a lot about the importance of soft skills the massive soft skill proficiency gap that exists. (Did you know 40% of employers cite a lack of soft skills as the biggest proficiency gap in the United States workforce?)1

We'll elaborate on the far-reaching impact of the soft skills gap and provide ideas on how to best implement soft skills training programs at the show. Don't miss my Study Hall on Sunday, March 26th at 3:00 p.m. in Study Hall 1, where I'll discuss 3 strategies for teaching soft skills to help improve your students' career and college readiness.

Also, be sure to drop by booth #541 during all exhibit hours to learn more about Penn Foster's solutions for improving softs skills and increasing graduation rates.

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Sources: Photo Credit. (1) Adecco Staffing USA