Education Law and Policy Institute
Presented by Family Action Network (FAN), in partnership with the Alliance for Early Childhood,
Erikson Institute, Loyola University Chicago School of Education and School of Law’s
Education Law and Policy Institute, the Ounce of Prevention Fund, and Winnetka D36
Thirty Million Words: Building a Child's Brain
by Dana Suskind, MD
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Philip H. Corboy Law Center
Power Rogers & Smith Ceremonial Courtroom
25 E. Pearson Street, Chicago
Event Flyer (PDF)
Dana Suskind is the founder and director of the Thirty Million Words Initiative, and director of the Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program at the University of Chicago. She will discuss her recently-released book, which focuses on early childhood language development as a critical means to reduce inequities in academic achievement. Following her presentation, Dr. Suskind will be joined by Associate Dean Michael Kaufman, director of Loyola's Education Law and Policy Institute, for a conversation moderated by Heidi Stevens, "Balancing Act" columnist for the Chicago Tribune.
Dedicated to Educational Excellence and Equity for Children
A vital component of the Civitas ChildLaw Center, the Loyola University Chicago Education Law and Policy Institute is designed for students, faculty, judges, practitioners, business leaders and policy makers who strive to serve the educational needs of children through the law.
The Education Law and Policy Institute Offers:
A comprehensive and integrated curriculum in education law for students of law and education, as well as for attorneys, educators and school administrators.
Collaborative and interdisciplinary research and outreach through publications, conferences, web-based initiatives and community programs in the field of education law and policy.
Advocacy resources for children confronting barriers to educational opportunities and educational connections.