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Nebraskans Speak About Early Care and Education

The Buffett Early Childhood Institute and Gallup recently conducted the largest public opinion survey ever in Nebraska about the care and education of young children. The findings will be presented on March 29 at the Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion about early care and education in Nebraska. Live streaming will run from approximately 8:30 – 10 a.m.

Speakers and panelists include:

Sen. Galen Hadley, speaker of the Nebraska Legislature; Hank Bounds, president of the University of Nebraska; Matt Blomstedt, commissioner of education of the Nebraska Department of Education; Barry Kennedy, president of the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry; Brandon Busteed, executive director of education & workforce development at Gallup; Samuel J. Meisels, founding executive director of the Buffett Institute; and Iheoma Iruka, director of research and evaluation at the Buffett Institute.

For more information about the survey, visit

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