[r59] Rep. Smith partook in the National Conference of State Legislatures Early Learning Fellows panel

Posted by: Lindsay Devlin  | Monday, August 25, 2014

STATEHOUSE- State Representative Milo Smith (R-Columbus) was one of three panelists from the nation to give advice and discuss early learning at the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) Early Learning Fellows conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

“I was so humbled to speak at the Early Learning Fellows Conference in Minneapolis,” said Rep. Smith. “Early learning was not only a personal priority of mine, but also was a significant issue for House Republicans. To have the opportunity to listen and discuss this topic with state representatives, senators and policy makers from across the country was an invaluable experience.”

According to the NCSL, the goal Early Learning Fellows program is to build knowledge among legislators about new research and policy, promote the exchange of ideas and solutions related to early learning and the early achievement gap, introducing and connecting legislators to their counterparts from other states and to facilitate access to leading researchers and policy experts.

“This opportunity has helped me better understand how other states are addressing the early education issue and how we, in Indiana, can further grasp this issue,” said Rep. Smith. “I look forward to continuing my work with NCSL and working with fellow Indiana leaders on continuing to develop the topic of early learning.”

For more information on this program, please visit http://www.ncsl.org/research/human-services/early-learning-fellows-program.aspx