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Early Education for Success: Early Childhood Education’s Impact on the Economy
DATE:
FROM: July 31, 2012 | TIME: 8:00 am
To: July 31, 2012 | TIME: 10:30 am
LOCATION: The Newseum - 7th Floor, Knight Conference Center , 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington DC, 20001
Early Education for Success: Early Childhood Education’s Impact on the Economy

Politicians from both sides of the aisle agree: early childhood education plays a crucial role in ensuring America’s global competitiveness. Even amid challenging fiscal climates, states have advanced innovative approaches to early learning policies, and new federal initiatives are trying to sustain their momentum and expand their reach. What’s next for early learning, and what can the White House do to support it?

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.

Panelists include:

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