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Entries by Esther Wojcicki from 10/2009

The Teacher is the Key

| Posted 10.23.2009 | Politics

It sounds like an old adage, but we desperately need to support teachers in the classroom and modify the NCLB Act, which is now up for renewal. Supporting teachers is key to our success as a nation.

Sesame Workshop Gets Googley on K-12 Education Problems

| Posted 10.25.2009 | Politics

The literacy issue is a major one; many kids today are not learning to read. If kids fail to learn to read by fourth grade (and about 40% do not learn), then their problems compound year after year.

Thousands of Kids Drop Out of High School Daily - How Are We Going to Solve the Problem?

| Posted 10.26.2009 | Politics

Almost fifty percent of students in the fifty largest American cities drop out of high school. In some cities, there is over a seventy percent drop out rate. One consequence is an increase in crime and the prison rate.

Sesame Workshop-Google Education Forum Live -- How Can We Change the System?

| Posted 10.27.2009 | Impact

Watch the education forum here. We have a powerhouse panel including the Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter, Stanford Professor Linda Darling Hammond, and NYC Chancellor Joel Klein.