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Kearney, NE Early Education Forum

On April 3, 2006, CED, along with the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK), the Buffett Early Childhood Fund, the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation, and United Way of the Kearney Area hosted a Kearney, Nebraska luncheon discussion on the importance of investing in early education. Barry Griswell, Chairman & CEO of The Principal Financial Group provided keynote remarks at the UNK forum. Over 150 business, policy and education leaders joined for the discussion, "Early Education: A Smart Investment."

Panelists included

  • Doug Kristensen, Chancellor, University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • Dan Pedersen, President, Buffett Early Childhood Fund
  • Joseph J. Minarik, Senior Vice President & Director of Research, CED [bio]

CED, a member of the Birth to Five Policy Alliance, is grateful for the generous support of the Buffett Early Childhood Fund. The Kearney, Nebraska forum was the second in a series of forums CED is coordinating with support for the Buffett Early Childhood Fund.