College- & career-readiness: Does it begin in Preschool?

Sunday, Aug. 10, 9 a.m.-Noon

Policy workshop presented jointly by the CSG Education Public Policy Committee and the CSG West Education Committee. Joint policy workshop will be presented 9-11 a.m., business sessions for the CSG Education Public Policy Committee & CSG West Education Committee will take place 11 a.m.-noon.
CSG Education Public Policy Committee Co-Chair: Oregon Rep. Sara Gelser
CSG Education Public Policy Committee Co-Chair: Idaho Rep. Jeff Thompson
CSG Education Public Policy Committee Vice Chair: Terry Holliday, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Education
CSG West Education Committee Chair: Idaho Sen. Dean Mortimer
CSG West Education Committee Vice Chair: Nevada Assemblyman Marilyn Dondero Loop
To be successful in today’s world, every student must graduate from high school with the knowledge and skills needed for success in college, the workforce and life. Experts agree instruction to put students on track for college- and career-readiness can’t wait to begin until kindergarten. This session will focus on policies and program solutions to ensure successful and expanded access to preschool education.


Session Live Streaming:  Can't attend in person? Tune in to and take advantage of this session from any location!



Bruce Atchison
Director, Early Learning Institute and ECS Executive Director of Policy and Operations


Laura Speer
Associate director for policy reform and advocacy, Annie E. Casey Foundation


Renée Wilson-Simmons, Dr.PH
Director, National Center for Children in Poverty at Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health