Thomas Saïas

I am a Professor of Community Psychology at the University of Quebec. I have been working in the field of early childhood prevention for the last 15 years. In France, I have developed several public-orientated services of prevention (CAPEDP, PANJO, Petits pas Grands pas) which were the first interventions based on research ever led in the country. In Quebec and in France, I am involved in several research projects aiming to identify the facilitators for the success of public (governmental) preventative interventions.

Eric Hanushek

Eric Hanushek is the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. He has been a leader in the development of economic analysis of educational issues, and his work on efficiency, resource usage, and economic outcomes of schools has frequently entered into the design of both national and international educational policy. His research spans such diverse areas as the impacts of teacher quality, high stakes accountability, and class size reduction on achievement and the role of cognitive skills in international growth and development.

Elizabeth Groginsky

Elizabeth Grokinski is the Assistant Superitendent of Early Learning for the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education. Prior to working with the Early Childhood Data Collaborative (ECDC), Groginsky served as Director of Early Childhood Education for United Way Worldwide. In this position, she provided direction and support to United Ways in the development of their local early childhood strategies and activities focused on impact and system improvement.

Gaby Fujimoto

Dr. Gaby Fujimoto currently serves as Technical Secretariat for International Affairs for the Hemispheric Network of Legislators and Former Legislators for Early Childhood. Previously, she held the position of Senior Specialist in Education at the Organization of American States (OAS). In the last twenty-five years, Dr. Fujimoto has worked as senior advisor regarding the following: policy, programs and services for early childhood, quality in education, teachers, indigenous populations, projects, program management, institutional strengthening, evaluation, and curriculum. Dr.

Janis Dubno

Janis Dubno is a Director at the Sorenson Impact Center at the University of Utah. Previously, she was the Senior Policy Analyst for Early Childhood and Education at Voices for Utah Children, an organization that works to ensure that children are healthy, safe, ready for school, and economically secure. Prior to moving to Utah in 1996, she was an investment banker in New York City for approximately 15 years. Her expertise was in mortgaged-backed securities, and she also has experience in corporate finance, project finance, and interest-rate swaps.

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