This National Journal policy summit will explore how the two presidential candidates’ visions for early education might translate into policy and the impact these policies might have on the nation’s long term economic health. The discussion will also examine the current early childhood education policies at work in the states and offer a range of policy solutions to guarantee American children have the tools they need to succeed in a global economy.
The Honorable Michael Castle, Partner
Barry Downing, DLA Piper President and CEO, Northrock, Inc.
Rolf Grafwallner, Ph.D., Assistant State Superintendent, Early Childhood Development, Maryland Department of Education
Laura McSorley, Managing Director, Early Childhood Initiative, Teach for America, Inc.
Nina Rees, Chief Executive Officer, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Arthur J. Rolnick, Ph.D., Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the Human Capital Research Collaborative, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Jon Schnur, Chairman and Co-Founder, America Achieves