While on the Great Lakes Road Tour, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan stopped at Early Connections. On September 7th, 2011 Secretary Duncan toured a Pre-K Counts classroom at Early Connections and participated in a round table discussion facilitated by Nancy Anne Kalista, Executive Director of Early Connections.
“I’m tired of playing catchup,” Secretary Duncan told a panel of more than a dozen local education and business learders. “You have colleges blaming high schools when kids aren’t ready. High schools blaming middle schools. Middle schools blaming elementary. We get our 3, 4, and 5 year olds ready for kindergarten, so many of these challenges go away.”
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