116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
Speaker: Ronald F. Ferguson, PhD / Lecturer in Public Policy and Faculty Director of the Achievement Gap Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School / Co-founder, Tripod Education Partners / Faculty Associate, Malcom Wiener Center for Social Policy/ Founder, The Basics, Inc.
Dr. Ronald F. Ferguson is an MIT-trained economist whose teaching, research, and social entrepreneurship at Harvard Kennedy School have covered state and local economic development, school reform and early childhood parenting, among other topics. His highest current priority is mobilizing communities for infant and toddler brain development through an initiative named "The Basics." His most recent book, co-authored with Tatsha Robertso, is "The Formula: Unlocking the Secrets to Raising Highly Successful Children" (2019).
This event was part of the 2020 Iowa Ideas Conference presented by ITC and held Oct. 15-16, 2020. This session originally occurred at 1:15 p.m. on Oct. 15, 2020. The two-day conference hosted by The Gazette brings together policy makers, experts and community members passionate about the state's future. For more replays, visit iowaideas.com.