The Meaning of T & E: Focus on PreK

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Presenters: David Sciarra, Esq., Executive Director, Education Law Center; Ellen Frede, Senior Co-Director, National Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers University

In this episode, Ellen Frede, who is the Senior Co-Director of the National Institute on Early Education Research at Rutgers University discusses the landmark Abbott VI  decision handed down by the New Jersey Supreme Court in 2000, which ordered the implementation of high quality preschool with properly certified teachers and class sizes of no more than 15 in the Abbott school districts, and the lasting impact of this decision in New Jersey and nationally. Dr. Frede’s extensive experience in the area of early childhood education includes service as a teacher, researcher, college professor and as Assistant Commissioner for Early Childhood Education at the New Jersey Department of Education.