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  • National Governors Association Winter Meeting Early Childhood Education Panel
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    National Governors Association Winter Meeting, Early Childhood Education Panel

    The opening session of the 2017 National Governors Association annual winter meeting focused on ways to improve the quality of early childhood education programs around the country.…

  • Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe Remarks on Early Childhood Education
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    Early Childhood Education

    Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) talked about his state’s investment in early childhood education. He said that investing in early education was as cost saving measure and ensured…

  • House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Representative Jared Huffman Town Hall
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    Representatives Huffman and Pelosi Town Hall

    Representative Jared Huffman (D-CA) participated in a town hall with constituents. Other participants included House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). The town hall focused on college…

  • NGA Early Childhood Education
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    Innovation in Early Childhood Education

    Members of the National Governors Association Education and Workforce Committee chaired by Governor Steven Beshear (D-KY) discussed early childhood education. Education Secretary Arne…

  • WJ Olivia Golden Center for Law  Social Policy  Executive Director
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    Head Start Funding

    Olivia Golden talked about the Head Star early childhood education program. Topics included sequestration budget cuts to the program, what restored funds will accomplish, and concerns about the program’s effectiveness.…

  • Sequestration Cuts Impact Head Start Program
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    Cuts to Early Childhood Education Programs

    Panelists talked about the impact of sequestration budget cuts to the Head Start program. *Some 57,000 children were expected to lose Head Start or face reduced services due to mandated…

  • Early Childhood Education
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    Early Childhood Education

    Barbara Willer and Chris Chapman talked about a federal interagency report on children’s early social and academic skills in reading, mathematics, science, and approaches to learning in the kindergarten…

  • HHS and Education Secretaries Discuss PreK Programs
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    Early Childhood Education Funding

    The National Institute for Early Education Research announced the results of its annual report on early childhood education funding and quality. The findings showed that funding cuts at the state…

  • Open Phones
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments on the subject “President Obama’s Proposal to Fund Pre-K with Cigarette Tax.” A video clip was shown of President Obama speaking April 10, 2013, about budget…

  • Early Childhood Education
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    Early Childhood Education

    Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke about the importance of investing in early childhood education. They also warned of the impacts of…

  • Early Childhood Education
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    Early Childhood Education

    President Obama spoke about his State of the Union address proposal to expand early childhood education. He spoke at College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center in Decatur, Georgia. He…

  • Reforming Early Education
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    Reforming Early Education

    Panelists talked about early childhood education programs. Among the topics they addressed were improving Head Start programs, school accountability, education funding, and monitoring the…

  • Obama Administration Priorities for Early Learning
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    Obama Administration Priorities for Early Learning

    U.S. Department of Education Senior Adviser for Early Learning Jacqueline Jones talked about the Obama administration’s priorities for early learning.

  • Childhood Education in the United States
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    Childhood Education in the United States

    Kevin Chavous talked about education in the United States, including school choice, early childhood education and funding. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic…

  • Early Childhood Education
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    Early Childhood Education

    Cornelia Grumman talked by satellite uplink from Chicago about early childhood education. She discussed the mission of the First Five Years Fund, a group whose goal is to expand…

  • Bay Path College Commencement
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    Bay Path College Commencement

    Erin Gruwell delivered the commencement address at Bay Path College. She gained fame from her work with the extremely under-privileged in Long Beach, CA. She made her students write stories…

  • Early Childhood Education Report
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    Early Childhood Education Report

    Secretary of Education Arne Duncan talked about the importance of quality early childhood education as the 2008 annual “The State of Preschool Yearbook” report was released by the National…

  • emThe Story of Scienceem
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    The Story of Science

    Joy Hakim talked about her series of science books spoke on the importance of teaching science in schools at an event hosted by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. She focused on her most…

  • State of Preschool Education
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    State of Preschool Education

    A news conference was held to release the findings of the 2007 annual “State of Preschool” report. The report ranks all 50 states on quality standards, funding, and access to state…

  • emProust and the Squidem
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    Proust and the Squid

    Maryanne Wolf talked about her book Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain, published by Harper. In her book neuroscientist Maryanne Wolf describes how the human…

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