First Things First!

The Urgent Need to Reimagine Primary Education

Dr. Ruby Takanishi


Thursday, April 20, 2017

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Village 15 A, UC San Diego



UC San Diego Department of Education Studies invites you to join in a discussion with Dr. Ruby Takanishi about transforming America’s primary schools to better meet the needs of all learners. This lecture is part of the Department of Education Studies focus on supporting Community Engaged Scholarship at UC San Diego.


4:00 PM Dr. Ruby Takanishi Presentation

4:45 PM Panel Discussion with local P3 researchers and educators

5:15 PM Reception & Book Raffle


The Village [15] is located on the fifteenth floor of The Village at Torrey Pines West #1


Please park in the Pangea Parking Structure or Lot P357.

Buying a Parking Permit - Parking rates for visitors is $2/hour. Pay stations are available in parking lots. Please be sure to display your receipt in your window.

The Early Link Podcast:

Interview with Dr. Takanishi,

Dr. Ruby Takanishi’s work spearheaded the transformative PreK-3rd Grade approach, resulting in significant improvements in early education for diverse populations. Dr. Takanishi is also the chair of the 2017 National Academy of Sciences report on Fostering Success for English Learners, which links the importance of transforming early education in supporting optimal outcomes for English learners.

Event is sponsored by The Department of Education Studies, Education Synergy Alliance, and Early Childhood System Solutions LLC. Special thank you to The New America Foundation, Teachers College Press, Dr. Ruby Takanishi and our panelists.

If you have any questions, please e-mail

Margaret Rattanachane at