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Straight Talk About Pre-K: Getting It Right

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Published on Sep 25, 2015

Education researchers and practitioners joined together for a roundtable discussion of issues surrounding Pre-K education expansion on Sept. 24 at the Nashville Public Library's main branch downtown. The panel discussed the importance of maintaining quality Pre-K and the challenges of scaling up as policymakers move ahead with Pre-K implementation. The event was co-sponsored by the Vanderbilt Center for Nashville Studies, Vanderbilt's Peabody College of education and human development and the Nashville Public Library. Panelists included:

Mark Lipsey, moderator, Director of the Peabody Research Institute and Research Professor in the Department of Human and Organizational Development, Vanderbilt's Peabody College;
Dale Farran, Antonio and Anita Gotto Chair in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Professor of Psychology and Human Development; and Senior Associate Director, Peabody Research Institute, Vanderbilt;
David Dickinson, Margaret Cowan Chair, Department of Teaching and Learning, and Associate Dean for Research and Strategic Planning, Vanderbilt's Peabody College;
Mary Louise Hemmeter, Professor of Special Education and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Researcher;
DeAnna McClendon, Director of Early Childhood Programs, Shelby County Schools;
Deborah Rowe, Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, Vanderbilt;
Lisa Wiltshire, Executive Director, Office of Early Learning, Tennessee Department of Education, and former Director of Early Learning Innovation for Metro Nashville Public Schools.
This event is part of the Peabody Education Policy Roundtable series.
More information is here: http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/
Contact: Jennifer.Johnston@vanderbilt.edu

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