Aug 22

Past Event

Reforming Early Education

Event Materials

Video

Highlights

  • Impact on Early Education

    Ron Haskins: The Head Start story illustrates how meaningful, researched-based reforms can significantly deepen the impact of early childhood education

    Ron Haskins

  • Obama Admin Reforms are Vital

    Steven Barnett: The Obama Administration’s proposed reforms for Head Start are vital and should be fully supported by early educators and advocates.

  • Roadmap for Head Start Reform

    Jerlean Daniel: The roadmap for effectively reforming Head Start must involve parents and families, allowing them to become advocates for their children’s early education.

  • Head Start Reform Holds Programs Accountable

    Yvette Sanchez Fuentes: The Head Start reform agenda will hold programs accountable; improve instruction; ensure family engagement; and require low performing programs to compete for funding.

  • Human Rights Issues will not Trump U.S.-China Dialogue

    Kenneth Lieberthal: These talks are critical to the U.S.-China relationship, and the matter of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng will not trump the range of issues that must be addressed in order for the relationship to move forward.

    Kenneth G. Lieberthal

  • Human Rights Issues will not Trump U.S.-China Dialogue

    Kenneth Lieberthal: These talks are critical to the U.S.-China relationship, and the matter of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng will not trump the range of issues that must be addressed in order for the relationship to move forward.

    Kenneth G. Lieberthal

Audio

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Summary

Full video archive of this event is available via CSPAN here.

On August 22, the Center on Children and Families at Brookings convened a group of experts and practitioners to discuss reforms of early education programs in the United States. A discussion with Dr. Steven Barnett of Rutgers on how preschool programs, including Head Start, should be reformed based on his article “Effectiveness of Early Educational Intervention” that appeared in the August 19 issue of the journal Science. Dr. Barnett’s presentation was followed by an overview of the Obama Administration’s Head Start reform agenda by Yvette Sanchez Fuentes of the Administration for Children and Families. The presentations were followed by brief reactions from Dr. Jerlean Daniel of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Dr. Jens Ludwig of the University of Chicago and Yasmina Vinci of the National Head Start Association. A panel discussion moderated by Ron Haskins, co-director of the Center on Children & Families, followed.

After the discussion, participants took audience questions.

Event Agenda

Details

August 22, 2011

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

The Brookings Institution

Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW

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