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Early Childhood Education

Hillary's Family Values: It Takes a Village

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 07.28.2016 | Politics
Susan Ochshorn

Clinton needs to be nimble, to move among the different elements of the dialectic, her heart open, policy responsive, and ear to the ground on the seismic cultural changes of our time. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and their supporters have pushed her along, and they'll continue to do so.

Our Nation's Unfinished Business

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Almost fifty years later historians and scholars look at the Kerner Commission Report as another reminder of how much is still unchanged and needs changing to make the promises of American democracy work for all. Division is not inevitable. When will we hear and heed and act?

Conservative Pundit Gets it Wrong in Analysis of Social Science Research

Eric Cooper | Posted 07.22.2016 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Over the years, political columnist and social critic George Will has had moments where balanced thinking and rational erudition ruled the day. But t...

Head Start: Paving the Way for Continued Education

Yasmina Vinci | Posted 07.22.2016 | Education
Yasmina Vinci

In a recent New York Times article, Jamie Merisotis and Anne-Marie Slaughter wrote about "College Kids, With Kids," describing how finding affordable,...

When It Comes To Publicly Funded Preschool, Are We Asking The Wrong Questions And Getting The Wrong Answers?

Todd Grindal | Posted 07.15.2016 | Education
Todd Grindal

As enrollment in publicly funded preschool grows, many policymakers are asking, "Does publicly funded preschool work?" This question seems sensible: preschool programs, especially high quality ones, do not come cheap.

Preventing Summer Learning Loss

Dr. Rebecca Palacios | Posted 06.29.2016 | Education
Dr. Rebecca Palacios

Right now, many teachers are thinking about summer. No, I don't mean they're dreaming of days on the beach or at the pool; they're searching for way...

Why Every Child Needs To Be A 'Stretchy Thinker,' An Interview With Phyl Georgiou, Founder And CEO Of Tiggly

Robyn Shulman | Posted 06.24.2016 | Education
Robyn Shulman

What is a "stretchy thinker?" I had the opportunity to chat with Phyl Georgiou, Founder and CEO of Tiggly, who talks about this unique term and how it...

Early Head Start: A Stand Out Success

Yasmina Vinci | Posted 06.22.2016 | Education
Yasmina Vinci

It's a painful reality that too many children in our country face challenges beginning at birth. During a recent visit to the Head Start community in ...

Preschool Teachers Aren't Getting The Training They Need

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics

Preschool teachers in many parts of the U.S. aren't adequately trained, according to a new study, released a week after a government report deplored l...

From Promise to Impact: Nutrition and the Opportunity on Early Childhood Development

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 06.15.2016 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

The 2016 Global Nutrition Report -- From Promise to Impact -- has launched. The report is in-depth, weighty, and backed by some of the best researcher...

California's Early Childhood Education System: Promises Kept

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

Most of the things for which an elected official has direct responsibility are much too boring for the average voter to consider. One area that is, has, and will continue to be of great concern to Californians is the interests of children.

We Know How To Help Low-Income Students, We Just Aren't Doing It

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics

In his last book, How Children Succeed, author Paul Tough identified a litany ways that living in poverty can affect kids' brains, making it more diff...

A Memo to Susan Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Gates Foundation

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 05.27.2016 | Education
Susan Ochshorn

The Gates Foundation has done remarkable work across the globe. How about taking some of your formidable resources and bringing them on home to America's children and communities?

Understanding Poverty From the Inside: Introduction

Angelica V. Hernandez, Ph.D. | Posted 05.17.2016 | Impact
Angelica V. Hernandez, Ph.D.

Poverty is more than just not having money, food, and shelter. It is more than a list of lacks. It is about carrying burdens and navigating systems that should be helping but not always are. It is the way the world looks at you, and the way you look at the world.

At This Rate, It Will Be A Long Time Before Every Child Gets Access To Preschool

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.12.2016 | Politics

Slowly but steadily, states are making progress in the number of students they serve in high-quality, state-funded pre-kindergarten programs. However,...

While Trump Dumps on Women, Clinton Lifts Parents and Kids

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Ethan Rome

This election shouldn't be about the past, about looking backward and going backwards. It should be about the future. And that's what's at stake - building an America that's even better than the one we have now.

Lone Hispanic Engineering Student at UT-Austin Paves the Way for a Diverse Talent Pipeline

Carol J. Carter | Posted 05.09.2016 | Education
Carol J. Carter

Gil Saenz was the only Hispanic student in a program of more than 300 when he graduated from UT-Austin with an engineering degree in 1972. Now, he is determined to give today's children and teenagers something he didn't have: an early, firsthand, impactful experience with the scientific process.

New Tools for Revving Up the Economy: Women, Work, and Care

Riane Eisler | Posted 05.05.2016 | Women
Riane Eisler

There are four levers policymakers can pull to add steam to the machinery that makes the economy go. These levers maximize the intersection between the work women do, paid and unpaid, and economic prosperity, as documented by the Social Wealth Economic Indicators developed by the Caring Economy Campaign.

Creating a 21st Century Child Well-Being System

Matthew Melmed | Posted 05.02.2016 | Parents
Matthew Melmed

As National Child Abuse Prevention Month draws to a close, we take time to reflect on how we protect young children and make new plans to move forward. The final report of the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities seems a fitting, though sorrowful, place to start.

Stop the Hypocrisy. Fund Global Education.

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 04.29.2016 | Education
Kolleen Bouchane

I wonder. Can we find another single issue where politicians and other high-powered decision makers more egregiously mismatch their rhetoric with spen...

How to Empower the Next Generation of Girls? With Girls.

BRAC | Posted 04.27.2016 | Impact

Developing countries are struggling to scale quality education for girls and ensure safe spaces where they can learn. Girls like Sa'a and Maria are proof of what girls can do for themselves and others when given the chance. Join us to reach more girls worldwide and let's make sure every girl has the opportunity to reach her full potential.

The transformative power of early childhood development

Alice Albright | Posted 04.21.2016 | Education
Alice Albright

Photo credit: GPE/Alexandra Humme The evidence is vast: exposing children before the age of five to stimulating environments strengthens their languag...

We Need A 'Whole Child' Approach

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 04.18.2016 | Education
Kolleen Bouchane

Last week, in a room packed full of children's rights and education advocates and high level experts, World Bank President Jim Kim and UNICEF Executiv...

Advocates for Kids Are a Powerful Force

Mark Shriver | Posted 04.10.2016 | Impact
Mark Shriver

Save the Children was founded nearly a century ago on a simple belief--that every child has the right to a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.

Fueling the Fire: Lessons Sparked By a Love of Learning

Verelyn Gibbs Watson | Posted 04.05.2016 | Education
Verelyn Gibbs Watson

"I was in my college dorm when I got the call that one of my friends got shot. That would make like the fifth or sixth friend that died that year. Not...