Exploring PreK-3rd Grade

A Dialogue on Educational Reform

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Lisa Guernsey and Sam Meisels at Erikson Institute's "Exploring PreK-3"
Lisa Guernsey and Sam Meisels

In March 2011, Erikson sponsored a one-day forum to explore the new educational possibilities suggested by the PreK–3rd grade approach. The approach proposes building high-quality, coordinated systems that support
and enhance teaching and learning from preschool through third grade.

More than 90 leaders from early childhood and K–12 education attended the forum, and others participated via a live webcast.

Exploring PreK–3rd Grade was hosted by Erikson’s New Schools Project and Herr Research Center for Children and Social Policy and supported by the Joyce Foundation.

Presentations

Welcoming Remarks and PreK–3rd Policy Issues
Samuel J. Meisels
President, Erikson Institute
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“A Bird’s Eye View of PreK–3rd: Spotting Changes at the National and Federal Level”
Lisa Guernsey
Director, Early Education Initiative, New America Foundation
Download presentation slides » [PDF, 23 pg]


“Child-Parent Centers: An Exemplary Model of PreK–3rd Education”
Arthur Reynolds
Director, Chicago Longitudinal Study, and
Professor of Child Development, University of Minnesota
Download presentation slides » [PDF, 45 pg]


Panel Response

  • Jana Fleming
    Director, Herr Research Center for Children and Social Policy
  • Heidi Goldberg
    Program Director for Early Childhood and Family Economic Success, Institute for Youth, Education, and Families, National League of Cities
    Download presentation slides » [PDF, 8 pg]
  • Elizabeth Najera, M.Ed. ’77
    Principal, Velma F. Thomas Early Childhood Center, Chicago Public Schools

    Download presentation slides » [PDF, 4 pg]
  • Lisa Guernsey
    Director, Early Education Initiative, New America Foundation


Group Dialogue

  • Lisa Guernsey
    Director, Early Education Initiative, New America Foundation
  • Arthur Reynolds
    Director, Chicago Longitudinal Study, and
    Professor of Child Development, University of Minnesota