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Turnaround 2.0: Tapping the Potential of the PreK-3rd Grades to Improve Schools

For years, policymakers have sought to turnaround the trajectory of low-performing schools. But most turnaround models focus on intervention rather than prevention, and many fail to address problems that emerge in the earliest grades. Ensuring that children have the right start in the PreK-3rd grade years is critical to seeding a culture of learning and fostering academic success beyond the primary years.

New America's Early Education Initiative invites you to learn about promising strategies for turning around elementary schools. Join us to hear from experts and educators about how they are thinking about scaling-up and replicating their initiatives designed to transform elementary schools. We'll explore how the U.S. Department of Education's School Improvement Grant (SIG) program could be changed to incorporate these new ideas, and what incentives could help school districts get started.

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Lisa Guernsey
Director, Early Education Initiative, New America Foundation

Roberto Rodriguez
Special Assistant to the President for Education, White House Domestic Policy Council


Sam Oertwig
Director of School Implementation, FirstSchool, FPG Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina

Lydia Carlis
Chief of Research and Innovation, AppleTree Institute, Washington, DC in association with the Accelerate DC Initiative

Darlene Kamine
Executive Director, Community Learning Center Institute, Cincinnati, OH in association with the Coalition for Community Schools at the Institute for Educational Leadership

Craig Hockenberry
Principal, Oyler School, Cincinnati, OH

Laura Bornfreund
Senior Policy Analyst, Early Education Initiative, New America Foundation


Event Time and Location

Monday, January 14, 2013 - 9:00am - 11:00am
New America Foundation
1899 L Street NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

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