Education Matters is KET's monthly series exploring the educational issues that face Kentuckians. The program is hosted by KET's public affairs reporter, Bill Goodman.
How can we prepare preschoolers for success in kindergarten and beyond? Watch "Kindergarten Readiness" to learn why this issue is so important; what Kentucky is doing to assess young students statewide; and how educators, families, and other caregivers can help.
Join host Bill Goodman and his guests for "Kindergarten Readiness." See the complete on-air schedule.
Felicia Cumings Smith, associate commissioner, Office of Next Generation Learners, Kentucky Department of Education
Terry Tolan, executive director, Governor's Office of Early Childhood
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Topic: Kindergarten Readiness
Nobel Laureate James Heckman of the University of Chicago talks about the economic advantages of investing in early childhood education on One to One with Bill Goodman.
This is the final Education Matters of the 2012-2013 season. Have a great summer, and check back in August for information about next season's programming.
Thanks to the Governor's Office of Early Childhood and the School Readiness Branch, Office of Next Generation Learners, Kentucky Department of Education, for their assistance. Thanks also to Hager Preschool, Owensboro Independent Schools, and H.W. Wilkey Elementary, Grayson County Schools, for allowing KET to record at their facilities. And special thanks to Curriculum Associates for allowing KET to show their video of a teacher administering the Brigance Screen to a student.
Current and past shows and special "Afterword" video segments are available on our Archived Videos page.