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Archives: Early Education Initiative Transcripts and Supporting Documents

Put the Kids' Needs First

June 22, 2011

On June 15, 2011, Lisa Guernsey presented at the National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC) Professional Development Institute in Providence, R.I. The presentation was part of a featured panel, "Building a Blueprint for Learning with Technology."

'Getting in Sync' and Avoiding Overlap in Teacher Licenses

June 21, 2011

On June 14, 2011 Laura Bornfreund presented at the National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC) Professional Development Institute in Providence, R.I. The presentation highlighted findings and recommendations from the Early Education Initiative's recent policy paper, "Getting in Sync: Revamping Licensing and Preparation for Teachers in Pre-K, Kindergarten, and the Early Grades."

Recommendations for the Creation of the Early Learning Challenge

  • and Bridget Hamre (UVA), Kristie Kauerz (HGSE), Chris Maxwell (New Schools Project), Sharon Ritchie (FirstSchool and UNC), Tonja Rucker (NLC), and Thomas Schultz (CCSSO)
June 20, 2011

This summer, two federal departments -- the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services -- are working together to create guidelines for a new grant competition called the Early Learning Challenge, which is part of the Race to the Top program for fiscal year 2011. This competition gives states the chance to compete for a portion of $500 million to build and improve a system of early learning for infants, toddlers and preschoolers (birth to age 5) within their states.

New Ideas for Early Learning

June 2, 2011

On May 5, 2011, Lisa Guernsey gave a keynote presentation to attendees of the annual international conference of the HighScope Educational Research Foundation in Ypsilanti, MI. The presentation provided an overview of trends in early learning from both the research and policy perspectives.

Getting in Sync: Revamping Licensing and Preparation for Teachers in Pre-K, Kindergarten, and the Early Grades

April 25, 2011

On April 9, 2011, Laura Bornfreund spoke on a panel titled "Teaching Teachers to Teach Reading" at the annual meeting of the Education Writers Association conference in New Orleans.

Bornfreund highlighted findings from the Early Education Initiative’s latest report “Getting in Sync: Revamping Licensure and Preparation for Teachers in Pre-K, Kindergarten and the Early Grades,” emphasizing (for this particular panel) the differences in reading courses between K-5 and P-3 teacher preparation programs.

A Bird's Eye View of PreK-3rd

April 7, 2011

Lisa Guernsey spoke at a symposium at the Erikson Institute on March 31, 2011 on the landscape of education reform in the context of the early grades of elementary school (including pre-k). The half-day symposium, "Exploring PreK-3rd Grade: A Dialogue on Educational Reform," was hosted by the New Schools Project and the Herr Research Center for Children and Social Policy.

Getting in Sync

March 11, 2011

On March 1, 2011, the Early Education Initiative hosted a journalism seminar, where a new policy report,"Getting in Sync: Revamping Licensure and Preparation for Teachers in Pre-K, Kindergarten and the Early Grades," was released.

Starting Young: The Prek-3rd Strategy

November 15, 2010

On November 5, 2010, Lisa Guernsey of the Early Education Initiative facilitated a panel on PreK-3rd strategies at the National Ed Trust Conference in Arlington, Va.

Teachers, Leaders and Data: Three Key Pieces of an Effective PreK-3rd Education System

November 10, 2010

On November 4, 2010, Lisa Guernsey of the Early Education Initiative was part of a panel on PreK-3rd grade education at the National Black Child Development Institute's annual meeting in Anaheim, Calif. (The event was also part of the National Association for the Education of Young Children's annual conference.)

Setting the Stage: PreK-3rd at the Federal and National Level

November 10, 2010

On November 3, 2010, Lisa Guernsey of the Early Education Initiative gave a presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children in Anaheim, Calif. Her remarks were part of a three-hour forum titled, "Bridging the divide between pre-K and K-3 to ensure long-term school and program success," hosted by Cheryl Roberts, for the Source for Learning, Inc.