Gerri Burton of Bronxville, New York graduated from Barnard College before founding the independent global consultancy, New Learning Ventures in 2003. Since then, NLV has since expanded, boasting offices in New York, San Diego, and even overseas in Dubai. Burton’s company looks at education on what she refers to as a "preK to gray" scale and provides societal-scale change management services, consulting services, and various product offerings to both US and international education entities. Burton drew upon her years of experience in the Middle East and North Africa, known as the MENA region, as well as recent work with the UAE Ministry of Education to discuss the trends and goals of public, private, and higher education systems in this uniquely equipped area of the world.
Education in the UAE