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Saki Knafo

Christine Quinn, City Council Calls Mayor Bloomberg's Cuts To Children's Service "Unacceptable" | Saki Knafo | Posted 04.18.2012 | Education

Hundreds of parents, children and teachers gathered on the steps of New York's City Hall Tuesday to protest Mayor Michael Bloomberg's budget plan, whi...

Joy Resmovits

'Crisis' In U.S. Preschools As Spending Drops, Enrollment Climbs | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.10.2012 | Education

Before Diamande Montague started preschool, she was the kind of kid who clung to her mother's skirt. When she and her mom went outside and other kids ...

Joy Resmovits

Harkin, Ryan Spar Over Littlest Learners | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.29.2012 | Education

Even as a growing body of research attests to the importance of early childhood education as an antidote to poverty, the House is preparing to pass a ...

Saki Knafo

Head Start Agencies Sue Over Strict New Rules | Saki Knafo | Posted 03.29.2012 | Education

Not long ago, Bob Ruseau, a stay-at-home dad who lives in Medford, Mass., ran into an old friend from the neighborhood who said she was surprised by h...

Closing the App Gap

Lesli Rotenberg | Posted 05.15.2012 | Parents
Lesli Rotenberg

Some will continue to debate whether apps are appropriate for kids at all -- regardless of income. But we've found that not only are touch screen apps intuitive and age-appropriate for young children, they also have powerful learning potential.

Doubling-Down on Dumb: The GOP War on Being Smart

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 05.15.2012 | Education
Peter Smirniotopoulos

We're supposed to be exploring every conceivable alternative for turning the domestic economy around. So why are Republicans, at state and federal levels, waging a rhetorical, legislative, and administrative War on Education?

Bing And City Council At Odds Over Who Fate Of Department Of Human Services

Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.13.2012 | Detroit

The Detroit Department of Human Services faces an uncertain future as Mayor Dave Bing's administration and state and federal authorities plan to disso...

Another Blow For Department Of Human Services

Posted 03.10.2012 | Detroit

Detroit's Department of Human Services, riddled with allegations of corruption, will no longer distribute the city's federal Head Start funding. Ac...

Joy Resmovits

Senator Planning Early Education Bill To Help Economy | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.08.2012 | Education

When Sen. Tom Harkin asked a panel of education experts at a Thursday Senate committee hearing how they would improve the country's public schools, he...

Desperately Working to Stay Afloat

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

At one time, the Nations owned a home. But like so many other American families, their standard of living has declined over the past decade even though they are a two-parent working family.

Our Sacred Obligation

Sen. Bob Casey | Posted 04.08.2012 | Education
Sen. Bob Casey

Children who learn more today earn more tomorrow, and the earlier children are exposed to quality learning opportunities, the better off they are.

Kids Missing From State of the Union

Billy Shore | Posted 03.31.2012 | Education
Billy Shore

One of the president's principal themes was the need to address income inequality, but Obama missed an opportunity to tell the nation not only what it wants to know, but what it needs to know.

It's Got To Come Down To Cases, Not Rhetoric

Jared Bernstein | Posted 02.25.2012 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Mitt's "will the United States be an entitlement society or an opportunity society?" is vapid and misleading. Not just a false choice, but an illogical one, like saying "we must decide whether to grow food or eat food."

Joy Resmovits

American Dream At Stake Before School Starts | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.20.2011 | Education

As states revamp their early childhood education to grab a slice of federal education dollars, some education experts are urging policymakers to look ...

The 1 Percent Indifferent to Their Indebtedness

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.28.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Americans don't like debt, including bills owed by their government. It weighs on them, even when it's to create jobs and speed recovery. That's why there was a deficit Super Committee. But for the majority of millionaires, incurring debt does not evoke anxiety.

Joy Resmovits

How The Super Committee's Failure Hurts K-12 Spending | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.23.2011 | Education

Seventy thousand teaching jobs. More than one billion in Title I grants to disadvantaged school districts. Nearly 900 million in funding for special e...

Kick-Start for Head Start

David Kirp | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
David Kirp

There are nearly 1,600 Head Start and Early Head Start centers. When they're run well, the kids gain and those gains stick, but when the program is shoddy the kids are the losers.

Jesus Never Asked if the Poor Were Deserving

Pat LaMarche | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

Ironically at this time of year and in the name of Jesus Christ, folks who otherwise point fingers seem to drop the accusations and pick up their check books.

Republican Reasoning: Why 2008 Was the Year for Occupying and Protesting Wall Street

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

I am surprised that they did not happen in 2008 at the height of the financial collapse. We've known the root of this discontent for years, if not decades. It has to do with America's growing poverty and income inequality rates.

Head Start: Making a Good Thing Better

Yvette Sanchez Fuentes | Posted 11.14.2011 | Education
Yvette Sanchez Fuentes

Head Start children need and deserve the most effective early education program possible. We are taking aggressive steps every day to meet our commitments to them.

Migrant Ed/Head Start Provides Awareness of the Real World to Migrant Kids

Ramon Resa, MD | Posted 10.31.2011 | Education
Ramon Resa, MD

While in Tucson I made it a point to arrive early and observe and engage with some of the Migrant Ed teachers and trainers. What I encountered only reinforced my opinion of Migrant Ed/Head Start programs. It is not the program but the people who made a difference.

Joy Resmovits

Race To The Top -- Pre-School Edition | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education

To win money from the federal government's early childhood Race to the Top contest, states are encouraged to implement "kindergarten entry assessments...

Getting Back to Basics for Our Nation's Children

Bruce Lesley | Posted 09.20.2011 | Education
Bruce Lesley

By a nearly 3-to-1 margin (58-20%), American voters believe that the lives of children have become worse rather than better over the last ten years, as key indicators of child well-being continue to decline.

Missing From the Debate Over the Deficit: The Human Costs of Budget Cuts

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

By Deborah Weinstein and Melissa Boteach Listening to the politically-charged debate over the budget deficit and federal debt limit it's easy to forg...

Early Childhood Education Is At Risk

Pam Allyn | Posted 06.09.2011 | Education
Pam Allyn

We are currently in the midst of a series of budget battles, and funding for vital early childhood education programs is at risk of being cut or eliminated entirely.