The U.S. Embassy sponsored a visit to Qatar by Dr. Steven Paine, past President of P21 and the former State Superintendent of Schools for West Virginia. Dr. Paine gave the keynote address on Saturday March 22nd at Qatar University’s 4th Annual Conference on Educational Reform. In his speech, Dr. Paine discusses the importance of using and reviewing data to strategically plan, monitor, and evaluate school improvement and reform. Following his keynote address, Dr. Paine led an informal discussion with QU students and local teachers on best practices in school reform. During his visit to Doha, Dr. Paine also delivered a workshop on school turnaround for the Professional Development Office at the Supreme Education Council, presented on the use of technology in schools as a guest lecturer in a QU course on Management of School Information Systems, led two seminars on educating for 21st century skills, and provided a workshop on school improvement at the National Center for Educator Development.