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Saturday, September 29 • 10:45am - 11:45am
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What pre-K does for Texas, and what Texas does — or doesn’t do — for pre-K.

Presented by Raise Your Hand Texas and the Annie E. Casey Foundation

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Ayan Mittra

Editor of The Texas Tribune
Mittra oversees the Tribune's newsroom, which includes more than 30 journalists who have won multiple state, regional and national awards. He joined the Tribune in 2012 after more than a decade at The Dallas Morning News, where he worked as a copy editor, assistant political editor... Read More →

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Sarah Baray

CEO of Pre-K 4 SA
Baray has served as CEO of Pre-K 4 SA, San Antonio’s early learning initiative, since 2016. Prior to joining Pre-K 4 SA, she worked as a professor of education and community leadership at Texas State University. Baray has also worked as an elementary school teacher, principal and... Read More →
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Libby Doggett

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning at the U.S. Department of Education
Doggett served as deputy assistant secretary for policy and early learning at the U.S. Department of Education from 2013 to 2017, overseeing the Race to the Top program. She previously worked for the Pew Charitable Trusts, where she directed the Pew Home Visiting Campaign and Pew’s... Read More →
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Robert Kaplan

President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Kaplan has served as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas since 2015. He was previously a professor and senior associate dean at Harvard Business School and vice chairman of Goldman Sachs. Kaplan also chairs Project A.L.S. and is co-chairman of the Draper Richards Kaplan... Read More →
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Betsy Price

Mayor of Fort Worth
Price was first elected in 2011 to lead the city of Fort Worth. As mayor, she has helped launch Fort Worth’s Education Initiative to promote early childhood education by aiming to have 100 percent of Fort Worth third-graders read at or above grade level by 2025. Before being elected... Read More →

Saturday September 29, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Studio 919 at The Texas Tribune