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Educators meet for 'ED Talks' event in Morgantown

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Today more than 100 business, education, and community leaders attended the Education Aliance's "ED Talks" today at the WVU Erickson Alumni Center. 

This event is an education based speaker series that promotes an innovative discussion on strengthening public education.

Key speakers included Benedum Foundation President Pat Getty, WVU Men's Basketball Coach Bob Huggins, and 2018 West Virginia Teacher of the Year Katlin Thorsell.

Coach Huggins says that the importance of education was drilled into him at a young age.  

"Well, you know I think it was probably pounded into me by my father and talked into me by my mother. My dad was huge on education obviously as was my mother and she raised seven kids that are all college graduates that are all professionals."

One of the themes of the coache's speech is that everyone learns in a different way

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