To be successful in today’s world, every student must graduate from high school with the knowledge and skills needed for success in college, the workforce and life. Experts agree instruction to put students on track for college- and career-readiness can’t wait to begin until kindergarten. This session focused on policies and program solutions to ensure successful and expanded access to preschool education.
CSG Education Public Policy & CSG West Education Committee
College and Career-Readiness: Does it Begin in Preschool?
August 10, 2014
Presentation by Laura Speer, Associate Director for Policy Reform and Advocacy, Annie E Casey Foundation
Speer has primary responsibility for the National KIDS COUNT Project, including annual publications and the KIDS COUNT Data Center. She is a key liaison and resource person for the KIDS COUNT network of state advocates in the U.S., as well as a growing number of child advocates in Latin America interested in data-based advocacy.