At a recent national meeting on Early Childhood, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners gathered to discuss new perspectives on coordination of early childhood systems and services.
The campaign has enlisted young people themselves to reach out to their peers. The methods are working: in reaching out to the grassroots with the grassroots, they have already made connections with 47 people wanting to return to school.
Check out this recent New York Times article -- "The Case for $320,000 Kindergarten Teachers" --about a new research study on the importance of kindergarten in adult career and life success.
But the night belonged to the young people, who clearly demonstrated they had serious thoughts about improvements to their schools, including stronger attention to diversity and culture, more hands-on learning, more math, arts, and entrepreneurship, and more passionate teachers who want to help kids succeed.