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The discussion topic for the 2014 Beyond Our Gates Diaolog will be "Transitions and Turning Points in Early Learning."

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Nationally recognized authorities on children's well-being and early learning to speak at Beyond Our Gates Dialog on Sept. 18

Discussion will focus on transitions and turning points in early learning.
Sep 4, 2014

Ted Lempert of Children Now and Ann O'Leary of Next Generation, nationally recognized authorities on children's well-being and early learning, will be the featured speakers at Pacific's 2014 Beyond Our Gates Dialogue, "Transitions and Turning Points in Early Learning."

The Dialogue is scheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 18 at the San Joaquin County Office of Education at 2707 Transworld Drive in Stockton. The event is free and open to the public.

Ted Lempert, Children NowAnn O'Leary, Next GenerationTed Lempert is president of Children Now, a nonpartisan research, policy development and advocacy organization promoting children's health and education. Read more>>

Ann O'Leary is vice president of Next Generation, overseeing "Too Small to Fail," a joint initiative with the Clinton Foundation. O'Leary is also a former advisor on early education issues to Sen. Hillary Clinton, Pres. Bill Clinton and the Obama Presidential transition team. Read more>>

The annual Beyond Our Gates Dialogues were initiated in 2013 to fuel the ongoing discussion between the University and the community concerning how best to support education and to introduce cutting-edge views and experience-tested ideas from the nation's top thinkers and practitioners. After speakers present their remarks, audience members are challenged to consider ways to implement new strategies at the local level.

For more information about the event or to RSVP, contact Jennifer Torres Siders at

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