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MEDIA ADVISORY: Farran to discuss new pre-K report at Brookings panel

by | Oct. 25, 2016, 10:38 AM


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MEDIA ADVISORY: Farran to discuss new pre-K report at Brookings panel

Vanderbilt professor and pre-K expert Dale Farran will discuss the latest in pre-K research at a panel discussion at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Farran, Antonio and Anita Gotto Professor of Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development, is co-author of the landmark Tennessee Voluntary Pre-K Effectiveness Study, which found academic gains achieved in Tennessee pre-K classrooms faded out by first grade and vanished by third grade.

In a new report, published by Behavioral Science & Policy Journal, she and co-author Mark Lipsey find that many U.S. states have been too quick to invest millions in prekindergarten programs without a clear strategy for success. She will discuss the new report as well as the national impact of last fall’s TN-VPK findings.

Download a pdf of the report.

WHAT:  “Trouble in the land of early childhood education?: A Future of Children event”
WHEN:  Wed., Oct. 26, 8-10 a.m. CDT
WHERE:  Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave., Washington, D.C. (and will be streamed live)
RSVP:  Attend in person or online.

Media Inquiries:
Joan Brasher, (615) 322-NEWS

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