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Meeting The Needs Of Tomorrow's Leaders

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 06.27.2016 | Education
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

College campuses across the country are experiencing increased student activism. Students are challenging practices inside and outside the classroom,...

Finding Our Shared Humanity and Goodness

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 11.17.2016 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

As the result of another senseless terrorist attack on thousands of innocent people, we once again find ourselves heartbroken and in mourning. On Frid...

Preschool Suspensions: Young Children Who Are Being Left Behind

Diane Levin | Posted 10.07.2016 | Education
Diane Levin

Young children have now begun the new school year, many for the first time. How many will not be allowed to finish the school year due to being expelled or miss significant time in school due to suspension for unacceptable behavior or for violating some mandatory school policy?

It's Time to Re-invest in Our Kids

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 06.03.2016 | Education
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

As the school year is coming to a close, access to affordable early education and child care is still on the mind of many parents. More than 23,000 children from across Massachusetts are being left behind, sitting on waitlists for enrollment in quality early education and out-of-school time care programs during this most critical stage of their development.

Reading Instruction in Kindergarten: What Will it Cost in the Long Haul?

Diane Levin | Posted 04.04.2015 | Education
Diane Levin

It is urgent that we begin to ask what the school "reform" mandates will do in the long haul to our children, our schools, or families and beyond. Who has any sense of the longitudinal effects of the current model in 10 or 20 years?

Inspiring a World of Good Through Early-Childhood Education in Singapore

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 03.31.2015 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Wheelock was the first foreign specialized institution to work with Singaporean educators and administrators in early-childhood education and has been doing so for a quarter of a century.

Nonviolence as the Highest Form of Humility

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 12.23.2014 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

I am humbled by the immediate and quick action from faculty and staff to create safe and honest dialogues on these sensitive, complicated, and deeply rooted issues that require us to look honestly at our core believes and long held stereotypes.

Facing One of the Greatest Human Rights Challenges of Our Time

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 01.10.2015 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

This fall, I joined college presidents from around the country to plan ways to strengthen campus climate action and sustainability initiatives. Our institutions have a central role in preparing new generations to meet the challenges of climate change.

What We're Missing Through the Absence of Students Like Michael Brown

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 11.17.2014 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

There are too many young people in this country who are not given the opportunity to rise to their full potential with a college education. What are institutions of higher education missing through the absence of students like Michael Brown?

Don't Fight Summer Fun -- Make It Educational

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 09.14.2014 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Some youth will go off to summer camps, or spend their free time exploring museums and nature; however, others will find themselves without important learning opportunities. Inevitably, a lack of exposure to learning opportunities from one school year to the next leads to summer learning loss.

Support the Learning and Development of Our Youngest Citizens: It Matters!

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 08.09.2014 | Impact
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Inadequate compensation in early education helping professions remains one of society's biggest challenges. We have not been able to move the needle sufficiently on the issue of low wages in the early childhood field which keeps many talented teachers from joining the ranks and/or staying in the field.

Tough Enough to Make a Difference

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 07.20.2014 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

It's May and commencement time! Last weekend, Wheelock College and hundreds of other institutions across the country celebrated the proud tradition o...

Saving Recess

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 07.01.2014 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

I'm pleased to share with you a guest blog written by an outstanding Wheelock graduate student Jennifer Nguyen, who will be graduating this month with...

The THREE P's: Public Private Partnerships in Action Sustaining Community Programs and Services

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 05.10.2014 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Social innovators, legislators and even the President of the United States are increasingly looking to the power of collaboration between the public a...

Effective Advocacy Leads to Action: Managing a Changing Landscape

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 03.25.2014 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Earlier this month new elected officials took office for the first time in city and town councils and state governments across the nation, including h...

Out of Genocide Comes Hope: New Year's Eve in Burundi

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 03.08.2014 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

I spent New Year's Eve in Kigutu, Burundi. No Times Square ball dropping to count down to midnight, no fireworks, no television reports showing major...

Passing of President Nelson Mandela

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 02.12.2014 | Education
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Immediately after learning of the passing of former President Nelson Mandela, I was overcome with a sense of loss and immediately reminded of the extraordinary legacy of this remarkable human being.

A Step in the Right Direction: The Strong Start for America's Children Act

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 02.05.2014 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Lawmaking aligned with the science of early childhood last month when Senator Tom Harkin, Representative George Miller and Representative Richard Hann...

Media Literacy for Young Children: Essential for School Success in Today's World

Diane Levin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Diane Levin

The Massachusetts Legislature's House-Senate Joint Committee on Education recently heard testimony on behalf of legislation proposed to develop comprehensive media literacy education in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Assessing the Value of a College Degree?

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Now in its second week, Washington is no closer to ending the government shutdown. Prior to the shutdown there had been some heated conversation about...

Can Innovative Partnerships Close America's Skills Gap?

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 11.19.2013 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

This summer, Wheelock College hosted a planning workshop for a first-of-its-kind partnership that unites Massachusetts students with high-demand field...

Social Mission Should Be Part of College Ranking Equation

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 11.03.2013 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Over Labor Day Weekend nearly 300,000 college and university students descended on Boston to begin another academic year, bringing with them energy, v...

Think Globally, Act Locally

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 09.15.2013 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

In India, the Deshpande Center for Social Entrepreneurship turned the social innovation technology model on its head five years ago. Through supply-ch...

Global Challenges and Opportunities Facing Children, Youth and Families

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 08.03.2013 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Tahmina Akhter Sadia started working in a Bangladesh garment factory at just 11 years of age. She didn't want to go to work the morning of April 24, 2...

It's Time for Action: What Are We Waiting For? "The Greatest Cause That Can Be Served Is Childhood Education."

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 07.13.2013 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

It is a known fact that over 90 percent of the brain is constructed and the road map for future social, emotional and physical development takes form through interactive relationships.