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Helping Children Succeed in Life: a Success Basics Workshop

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Kent District Library - Service and Meeting Center

814 West River Center Drive Northeast

Comstock Park, MI 49321

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Dr. Ronald Ferguson Biography

Dr. Ronald F. Ferguson is an MIT-trained economist who focuses social science research on economic, social, and educational challenges.

Dr. Ferguson has been on the faculty at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government since 1983. In 2014, he co-founded Tripod Education Partners and shifted into an adjunct role at the Kennedy School, where he remains a fellow at the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy and faculty director of the university-wide Achievement Gap Initiative. The AGI is focused on scholarship, public education, and outreach activities to support governmental, civic, and private sector mechanisms aimed at raising achievement levels for all children while closing gaps between racial, ethnic, and income groups.

Ron’s current focus as AGI director is an initiative entitled the Boston Basics that is spreading to other cities in a Basics National Network. It takes a socio-ecological saturation approach, collaborating with many partners to reach extended families with caregiving advice for infants and toddlers.

This workshop will focus on five basic ways that parents, educators, and librarians can help children succeed in life. Learn about the Success Starts Early Initiative in Kent County and about how librarians, caregivers, and preschool teachers can help parents provide the best start possible for young children.

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Kent District Library - Service and Meeting Center

814 West River Center Drive Northeast

Comstock Park, MI 49321

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