Walk into a pre-school classroom in America today and Erika Christakis says it’s likely you’ll see some familiar décor: alphabet charts, bar graphs, calendars, and schedules. It’s all part, says the expert in early child education, of a nationwide drive to make sure kids are ready for school at a younger and younger age.
Diane and her guests talk about the latest information on the deadly shootings at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University: the university police and administration’s handling of the two attacks, what is known about the shooter, and questions from the community and on campuses around the country.
- Beverly Amsler Morning Edition host for NPR member station WVTF in Roanoke, Va. WVTF is a licensee of Virginia Tech University, serving southwestern Virginia, including Blacksburg, Va
- Susan Riseling chief of police for the University of Wisconsin at Madison and vice president at large of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
- Fox Butterfield author and former New York Times reporter (38 years)
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