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Here's Why the World Doesn't Need a 'Yahoo for Men'

Katie Tandy | Posted 12.01.2014 | Media
Katie Tandy

In a world steeped in miserable estrogen, tampons, squalling babies, mascara and stilettos, one man has had enough. James Heckman, former head of global media strategy at Yahoo!, has launched Scout.com, an online portal dedicated to all things men.

In the Name of Protecting Children, the Poor, and the States, the Ryan Budget Does the Opposite

Bruce Lesley | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released his fiscal year 2015 budget proposal last week, but the rhetoric in the document and out of the Committee often seem at odds with the budget choices that are being made.

Invest in Kids: Restoring the American Dream

Bruce Lesley | Posted 05.03.2014 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

The American dream is in crisis. According to a recent nationwide poll by American Viewpoint, by overwhelming margins, American voters believe that the lives of children have gotten worse rather than better over the past decade.

Will Technology Save Public Education?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.23.2013 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

America doesn't have a public education crisis. Rather, it has a poverty crisis that manifests itself in the self-perpetuating educational vicious cycle in which most poor children, that is to say, black and Hispanic children, are caught and can't escape.

Economic Opportunity for Poor NJ Kids Starts With High-Quality Preschool

Gordon MacInnes | Posted 11.23.2013 | New York
Gordon MacInnes

If New Jersey policymakers are serious about economic opportunity, preschool expansion is a great place to start.

Does Obama's Early Education Proposal Have a Chance?

David Kirp | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
David Kirp

If early education is done well -- and the Obama plan builds in safeguards designed to assure quality -- there's abundant evidence that it's the smartest investment we can make in children's futures.

A Seven-fold Return: Investing in Early Childhood Education

Michael Seo | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
Michael Seo

Research and evidence from established programs continually prove that investing in children ages 0 to 5, is an investment in society that pays high dividends.

Joy Resmovits

'Crisis' In U.S. Preschools As Spending Drops, Enrollment Climbs

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

Senator Planning Early Education Bill To Help Economy

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Ed Reform Cuomo-Style: Where's the Foundation?

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 03.07.2012 | Education
Susan Ochshorn

Soaring rhetoric is nice, but with all due respect to the Governor, we can't build a world-class education system without a foundation.

Budget Priorities: Putting Our Children First

Charles Kolb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Charles Kolb

Americans are, if anything, pragmatic. We know that it is often the case that "you get what you pay for."

Rhee Got Results, but Will They Last?

Mimi Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Mimi Carter

Michelle Rhee saw the "toxic" stress DC's children were suffering from. She knew she had to get the youngest into quality programs and fast, or she was going to lose them. In just three years she's made huge gains in Pre-K.