Conversations Count: Innovating Early in the Deep South

Mar 5, 2024

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

Sixty years ago, children in Birmingham marched for equal rights and won. Today, children are again at the forefront of a fight for equal access, this time to education - and the city is the country’s largest implementer of early literacy edtech. Parents and early childhood educators across Birmingham are leveraging “talk pedometers” to close literacy gaps for thousands of children. Join us to learn more about the science of early brain development, the importance of interactive talk, and how one community is working together to ensure every child shows up to kindergarten ready to learn.

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Jackie Mader

The Hechinger Report

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Ruth Ann Moss

Small Magic

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Allysa Singer

Personnel Board of Jefferson County