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Stanford Forum Highlights the Economic Promise of High Quality Early Education for All

CED brought the message of the economic benefits of high quality early education for all to Stanford University Graduate School of Business (GSB) students, who will be the next generation of business leaders. The Stanford luncheon forum was attended by over 60 people and gave tomorrow’s corporate leaders an opportunity to engage with business, civic, and nonprofit leaders currently addressing this critical issue.

Keynote speaker Robert Dugger, CED Trustee and Managing Director, Tudor Investment Corporation, participated live via satellite and issued a call to action to the GSB students to recognize the important voice business leaders bring to public policy discussions and to engage in the issues. Dr. Judy Cameron, Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience at the Oregon Health and Science University, underscored how early life experiences strongly impact future brain development.

A panel of San Francisco Bay area early education advocates provided local perspectives on the economic benefits of high quality early education. Panelists included:

  • Fred Ferrer, CEO, The Health Trust
  • Yolanda Garcia, Director of the E3 Institute, WestEd
  • Phil Halperin, President, Silver Giving Foundation and former venture capitalist

Speakers from Stanford University included Dr. Robert Joss, CED Trustee and Dean, GSB; Deborah Stipek, Dean, School of Education; as well as Jimmy Henderson and Emily Rummo from the GSB Education Club leadership team.

This event was hosted by CED and the Stanford University GSB Education Club with generous support from the Buffett Early Childhood Fund.

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