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The State of Pre-K

Event Information

2017 Symposium on Children: The State of Pre-K
Longaberger Alumni House, 2200 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210
Friday, Sep. 29, 2017
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Closing the Acheivement and Opportunity Gap in Early Childhood Education

Supported by a generous gift from the Crane family to Ohio State, the annual Symposium on Children brings together leading researchers, practitioners and policy makers to discuss pressing issues related to children's well-being.

The event is sponsored by The Ohio State University's College of Education and Human Ecology and the City of Columbus.

Additional symposium details coming soon.


Oscar Barbarin is Chair and Professor of the African American Studies Department at University of Maryland, College Park. His research focuses on the social and family determinants of ethnic and gender achievement gaps beginning in early childhood.

Angel Harris is Professor of Sociology at Duke University and is Director of Research on Education and Development of Youth. He is author of "Kids Don't Want to Fail: Oppositional Culture and the Black-White Achievement Gap."

Dana Suskind is Professor of Surgery at the University of Chicago and is Director of the Pediatric Cochlear Implantation Program. She also is the founder and Director of the Thirty Million Words Initiative, an evidence-based early language intervention.