2011 ECONOMIC SUMMIT

Read the 4/4/2011 press release about this year’s summit:
Business, political leaders agree it’s time for action – make early education a priority to secure economic future.

Monday, April 4, 2011
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Harrisburg
9:00 a.m. – Registration, Breakfast & Networking
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Program

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SUMMIT VIDEOS

Message from the Governor’s Office:
Hon. Jim Cawley, Lt. Governor, Commonwealth of PA
Introduction:
Ronald Tomalis, Secretary, PA Department of Education

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Lessons from Sesame Street: The Benefits of Investing in Early Education
Gary Knell, President & CEO, Sesame Workshop

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Building a Results-Oriented and Accountable Quality Early Learning System in PA

William H. Isler, President & CEO, The Fred Rogers Company

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Developing a Skilled, High-Performing Workforce

Emily Stover DeRocco, President, the Manufacturing Institute

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Strengthening Pennsylvania’s Businesses Today…Through Investments in Early Care & Education

Susan Gates, National Director, America’s Edge

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Message from Congress
Hon. Robert P. Casey Jr., U.S. Senator for Pennsylvania

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Federal Perspectives on State Investment in Early Learning
Jacqueline Jones, Ph.D., Senior Adviser on Early Learning to the Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education

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Message from Early Childhood Education Caucus
Hon. Patrick M. Browne, Pennsylvania State Senator, District 16; Co-Chair, Early Learning Childhood Education Caucus

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Next Steps: The Business Commitment
Lloyd Lamm, First National Bank of PA; P. Timothy Phelps, Former Chamber Executive; Nick Scott Jr., Scott Enterprises

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