Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Governor, business leaders to address importance of early learning investments

Economic report details financial benefits of quality programs 

Governor Steve Beshear and Kentucky business leaders will discuss the importance of high-quality early education with the release of an economic report during a news conference at 1 p.m. EDT, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Room 110 of the Capitol.

The report, "Strengthening Kentucky Businesses through Investments in Early Care and Education" was prepared by ReadyNation/America's Edge, a national organization of business leaders who support proven education investments that strengthen businesses and the economy. The research details how investments in early learning increase sales from local businesses, create jobs and grow the economy.

The news conference is hosted by the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, a statewide citizens' organization working to improve education for all Kentuckians.

In addition to the governor, news conference participants will include:
*         Dave Adkisson, president and CEO, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

*         Helen Carroll, manager, community relations, Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Inc., Erlanger

*         Elizabeth McCoy, president and CEO, Planters Bank, Inc., Hopkinsville

*         Tony Shivers, deputy director, ReadyNation/America's Edge

*         Stu Silberman, executive director, Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is the governor of the state that still only funds kindergarten for half a day but endorses all day K?

What is this grandstanding all about? Who is against early childhood education? It is like saying you are for students in the state being issued personal laptops with free internet access and dozens of educational apps. No body is against it but where's the money?