The Brookings Institution hosted a panel discussion on early education, focusing on pre-school and the Head Start program. The event centered around an article written by Dr. Steven Barnett, titled "Effectiveness of Early Educational Intervention," published in the journal Science. In a summary of the article, Dr. Barnett wrote about the importance of early childhood education, but said "two major U.S. programs perform relatively poorly."
Dr. Barnett gave the keynote address. The event also included a discussion with the head of the national Head Start Association and other education experts.
C-SPAN's Newsmakers this past week hosted Education Secretary Arne Duncan where he focused on the No Child Left Behind law and efforts to update it.