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ADVISORY: CAP and U.S. Chamber of Commerce to Host Discussion on Early Childhood Education

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Contact: Katie Peters
Phone: 202.741.6285

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Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, July 31, the Center for American Progress and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will host a discussion on the current state of early childhood education. The event will bring together business, policy, and community leaders, including event partner ReadyNation, to draw attention to early childhood education and the importance of building a strong foundation for lifelong academic success.


Keynote Address:
The Honorable Jack Markell, Governor of Delaware

Confirmed speakers include:
William Canary,
President and CEO, Business Council of Alabama
Harriet Dichter, Executive Director, Delaware Office of Early Learning
Mike Harreld, Regional President for the Greater Washington Area, The PNC Financial Services Group
Reyna Hernandez, Assistant Superintendent, Illinois State Board of Education
Dr. Phyllis Hudecki, Executive Director, Oklahoma Business and Education Coalition; Secretary of Education, State of Oklahoma
John Pepper Jr., Former CEO, Procter and Gamble; Advisory Board, ReadyNation
Brigid Schulte, Reporter at The Washington Post and a Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow New America Foundation
The Honorable Margaret Spellings, President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress
Jim Tankersley, Economic Policy Correspondent, The Washington Post
Elanna Yalow, Ph.D, CEO, Early Learning Programs, Knowledge Universe

Agenda and additional event details are available here.


Wednesday, July 31, 2013
8:00am ET – 12:00pm ET


U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1615 H Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20062
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For more information, please contact Katie Peters at or 202.741.6285.

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