16
April
2007
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12:00 AM
America/New_York

Presentation to examine negative impact of "opportunity gaps" in education

Ohio State's efforts to close "opportunity gaps" in early education are the topic of a talk from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday (4/18) at the Longaberger Alumni House, 2200 Olentangy River Road.

Presented by The Ohio State University Foundation Women & Philanthropy, the program is free and designed for women. It will include remarks from Frances Strickland, first lady of Ohio; Teckla Shackelford, a member of the university Board of Trustees; and Barbara Trueman, director of the OSU Foundation Board.

David Andrews, dean of College of Education and Human Ecology, will discuss how "opportunity gaps" in education can result in achievement gaps, hurting the children who can least withstand them.

Andrews will explain Ohio State's efforts to close these gaps before they start through the university's innovative Weinland Park Project, which is aimed at improving early childhood education and care in the Weinland Park neighborhood, an economically disadvantaged area near Ohio State's campus.

WHAT: Presentation will examine negative impact of "opportunity gaps" in early education and Ohio State's efforts to close those gaps.

WHEN: 6 -7 p.m. on Wednesday (4/18). A reception begins at 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Longaberger Alumni House, 2200 Olentangy River Road