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SXSW EDU 2018

Bridging the Early Education Divide—A New Model

UPSTART—a technology-delivered at-home kindergarten readiness program—has reached nearly 30,000 4-year-olds in Utah; can it work elsewhere? A private investor put $5M toward 3 pilot programs—Philadelphia, Mississippi and Ohio—to find out.
The results are coming in and making a case for states to begin investing in it as part of their early childhood education mix. Hear from partners with each pilot about how it works with their most at-risk communities.

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  1. How to use technology to reach at-risk children early and prepare them for school
  2. How to use private investment to fuel innovative early education programs
  3. How to engage community partners and families in early education efforts

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Cara Cloward, Events Mgr, Waterford Institute

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