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BET Honors Kwame Simmons

Written by Bill Laurienti

Congratulations to Kwame Simmons, Executive Innovation Officer for the Education Achievement Authority of Michigan.

BET Honors recently recognized Simmons for his vision to revitalize Detroit’s education system and create opportunities for young learners.

We are proud to have partnered with him to help him reach his vision and were honored to hear him speak so eloquently about SmartLab.

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Bill Laurienti

Bill Laurienti is a Content Marketing Specialist at Creative Learning Systems. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education (English) from Colorado Mesa University and a Master of Arts in Secondary Teaching from the University of California's Rossier School of Education. Bill came to CLS after 10 years in the secondary classroom. He believes SmartLabs are important tools for engaging unengaged students and helping them access careers they might not otherwise have imagined.

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