Volume 10, Issue 5

February 10, 2011

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Over the past 25 months, President Obama has shown more commitment to early learning programs than any president in modern history. With a new Congress in place that seems poised to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and a new federal budget in the offing, many wonder how the Obama early education agenda will unfold. Jacqueline Jones, senior adviser for early learning to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, will address those and other issues in a lecture in New Brunswick, New Jersey on Tuesday, February 22 at 3:00 p.m. Funded by the Foundation for Child Development and sponsored by NIEER and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, Jones's lecture is titled "The Role of Pre-K – 3rd Systems Development in Education Reform." The Department of Education's P-12 educational reform agenda aims to integrate early learning in education programs and in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Details available here.