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Early Learning in Idaho: Finding Common Ground

Education Concept SquareBoise State University’s Andrus Center and the University of  Idaho’s McClure Center co-hosted a nonpartisan dialogue on learning opportunities for Idaho’s young children on May 4, 2015. The two organizations joined together to identify an Idaho approach to increasing the share of children who enter Kindergarten prepared for success in school and later life.  Over 200 legislators, educators, business people and parents attended the one-day symposium.

Thank you to Idaho Public Television for recording the Early Learning symposium.  Watch here.

Early Learning in Idaho Conference Report Evelyn S. Johnson, Professor of Special Education, Boise State University and Executive Director, Lee Pesky Learning Center
Tina Starnes, Graduate Assistant, Department of Early and Special Education, Boise State University




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Executive Director,
Mississippi First

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Chief Operating Officer,
Family Advocates

Rod Gramer PortraitRod Gramer
Idaho Business for Education

HughesRepresentative Greg Hughes
Speaker of the Utah House

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Reporter, Producer and Host
Idaho Public Television

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Idaho City Schools

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Executive Director,
Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children

PerryRepresentative Christy Perry
Chair, Idaho House Ways
and Means Committee

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Director, McClure Center for
Public Policy Research
University of Idaho

Debra Sanchez PortraitDebra Sanchez
Senior Vice President,
Corporation for Public Broadcasting

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Pediatrician, St. Luke’s
Treasure Valley Pediatrics

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Vice Chair,
Senate Education Committee

Planning Committee

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