Closer Look: Improving Early Learning; Alice Walker; And More

Tony Bennett, right, lead teacher at the Sheltering Arms, an early education and family center in Atlanta, Ga. works with a group of Pre-K students Thursday, May 10, 2007. A study released by the Southern Education Foundation reported that the South is leading the country in early childhood education enrollment and quality. (AP Photo/gene Blythe)
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Wednesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress”:

  • 0:00: Rose Scott and Jim Burress give news briefs on a number of bills going through the Georgia Legislature, the firing of the city of Atlanta’s procurement chief, Adam Smith, and the FBI’s raid of City Hall as part of the city’s continuing bribery investigation;
  • 3:38: Jim Grauley, president and COO of Columbia Residential, talks about how developers are revitalizing local neighborhoods and making home ownership possible for lower-income families;
  • 25:02: Author and activist Alice Walker reflects on her Georgia ties and why a collection of her papers are housed at Emory University;
  • 37:14: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students board chair and President Stephanie Blank and Executive Director Mindy Binderman talk about improving learning for children from birth to the age of five.

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