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Cap Times highlights Ladson-Billings' talk on helping children transition to school

December 05, 2016
UW-Madison's Gloria Ladson-Billings recently gave a talk presented by the One City Institute for Early Learning about how to prepare children for the transition from home to school.

The talk, held at Lincoln Elementary School, was featured in an article from The Capital Times

The Cap Times reports: "Ladson-Billings said children, parents and the community at large all have to prepare for a child’s transition from home to school. She acknowledged that letting go can be difficult for some parents, but encouraged them to have an upbeat attitude to help their child feel comfortable."

Ladson-Billings is the School of Education's Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education and is a professor with the departments of Curriculum and InstructionEducational Policy Studies, and Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.

“Sometimes it may be hard to let that baby go, so what you may be conveying to them is, ‘you are supposed to go, but I don’t want you to go,’ ” Ladson-Billings said, according to The Capital Times report. “We have very mixed emotions about turning our child over to an institution. So we (as parents) have to get ready.”
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