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The 13 Key Benefits of Early Childhood Education:
A Teacher's Perspective

Vicki Palmer | Posted 08.06.2015 | Parents
Vicki Palmer

When children are young, they are learning sponges. Every new experience, every word they learn, every behavior they adopt, is an investment in a more fruitful future.

The Global Search for Education: From Shanghai

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.21.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"In PISA 2009, we found that Chinese students don't like rote learning in math. Most teachers don't believe in rote learning and encourage students t...

Rebecca Klein

5 Things You Should Know About Head Start On The Program's 50th Anniversary

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

Fifty years ago this week, President Lyndon Johnson announced the creation of Head Start, a program designed to provide early childhood education serv...

Rebecca Klein

The Number Of Kids In State-Funded Preschool Is Increasing, But Barely

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics

The number of children enrolled in state-funded preschool programs increased modestly during the 2013-14 school year, even as states still struggle to...

Rebecca Klein

The White House Wants You To Know That Preschool Is Really Good For The Economy

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

A new report from the White House Council of Economic Advisers makes the case that investing in preschool education is absolutely worth it. The re...

Here's Where Child Care Is The Least Affordable Around America

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.04.2014 | Parents

To the surprise of no one, child care remains massively expensive and is putting a huge strain on the bank accounts of families around America. On...

A Tax System That Works for Donald Trump (and Nobody Else)

Duncan Hosie | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

Conservatives claim Mayor de Blasio wants to redistribute income. Yet unregulated market forces are already redistributing income in New York, as wealth trickles up from the middle and working class to the rich.

These Are The States Where Kids Have The Best Opportunities In Education

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents

While more students are graduating from high school and college, the number of young students enrolled in preschool in recent years has stagnated. ...

Rebecca Klein

Study Says NYC Preschool Expansion Favors Wealthy Residents

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

New York City's new, much-touted universal pre-K program favors the city's wealthier residents, according to a new study released Wednesday by Califor...

Most Latino Children Don't Attend Preschool In This State

| Sara Neufeld | Posted 09.05.2014 | Latino Voices

How to break the vicious cycle of poverty and academic failure is one of the most troublesome questions of our time, but this much we know: High-quali...

The Promise -- and Challenges -- Of Universal Pre-K

Tom Allon | Posted 10.21.2014 | Education
Tom Allon

The mere existence of universal pre-k in New York is a giant step in the right direction. Amidst the hue and cry over dismal state test scores for third and eighth graders, we now have a new grade being established which can only be positive. But along with great opportunity comes great responsibility.

Why The Most Vulnerable Children Absolutely Need Preschool

| Sara Neufeld | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is out with its 25th KIDS COUNT Data Book, which has been providing the public with an annual glimpse into the well bein...

Free Preschool Bill Advances In California

Reuters | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

By Jennifer Chaussee SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 29 (Reuters) - A bill to offer free preschool to 4-year-olds from low-income California f...

The Number Of Children Enrolled In State Preschool Programs Has Actually Declined

AP | Posted 05.13.2014 | Parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — The availability of state-funded pre-kindergarten programs varies widely from one part of the country to another, says a new repor...

Financial Literacy for the Entire Family -- Money Skills for Toddlers and Teens

Beth Kobliner | Posted 06.16.2014 | Money
Beth Kobliner

No matter where, or how, our children are getting their financial education, here's something that I know for sure: Parents are hungry to teach their kids the basics of personal finance.

California Democrats Fight For $1.5 Billion Education Plan

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 9 (Reuters) - A proposal to offer free preschool to all California 4-year-olds faces its...

Do Right by Our Children: Enact Universal Pre-K

William Lynch III | Posted 05.13.2014 | Education
William Lynch III

If we are to remain the Greatest City in the World -- great for New Yorkers rich and poor alike -- we must develop a next generation prepared to take the reins. One tool to help alleviate poverty and nurture our young people is universal pre-k.

While Politicians Embrace Preschool, They Can't Find Ways To Fund It

stateline | Adrienne Lu | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline, where it was originally published. From Seattle to New York, elected officials are calling for more c...

Failing the Moral Test

Steve Nelson | Posted 04.08.2014 | Education
Steve Nelson

I am disgusted with the way children are talked about in this context. Our language defiles the beautiful children in our collective care and demeans millions of parents who struggle every day to do their best in an increasingly hostile environment.

Preschools and Evidence: A Child Will Lead Us

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 04.08.2014 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

These are exciting times for people who care about preschool, for people who care about evidence, and especially for people who care about both. Pre...

Republican Governors Actually Want To Spend Money On This Program

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Some Republican governors and state lawmakers have been carving out an exception to their ideology of less spending and s...

Warren Pushes New York To 'Go, Go, Go' On Progressive Policies

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

In her first public appearance in New York City since she was elected in 2012, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) inserted her voice into state debates o...

New York's All-Day Pre-K Plan: Good News for Teachers?

Michelle Chen | Posted 03.23.2014 | Education
Michelle Chen

Following a national trend of opening public schools to children younger than 5, New York's newmayor, Bill de Blasio, plans to provide universal acce...

"The Era Of Cutting Education In California Is Over"

Reuters | Posted 03.09.2014 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan 7 (Reuters) - A top California lawmaker unveiled a $1 billion proposal on Tu...

Go West, Bill de Blasio: Land of Inequality-Busting

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 02.03.2014 | Education
Susan Ochshorn

But de Blasio needs more ammunition. The incoming mayor should cast his eyes beyond the Hudson. While he boasted about a recent trip to Cincinnati, to check out their own civic experiment -- a gaggle of model community schools -- he made no mention of Tulsa, capital of early childhood innovation.