Reaching across the aisle to help close this early opportunity gap would help restore public confidence in our federal lawmakers, and lay a strong foundation for smarter, more comprehensive education reform.
As Secretary Arne Duncan travels the country on his Back-to-School bus tour, he has refocused his attention on the community schools strategy as a vehicle for implementing a Broader Bolder Approach to Education.
If the incoming mayor really means to narrow achievement gaps, he or she must increase access to early childhood education, parenting supports, health and nutrition programs, and after-school and summer enrichment programs.
Our mission is to establish a framework for healthier beginnings for babies that will lead to better functioning students and more productive members of society. Join us also to decry loudly and clearly the inadequate state of childcare provided to infants and toddlers in the United States.