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6 Guaranteed Ways to Screw Up Your Child's Education

Hilary Wilce | Posted 06.09.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

Want your child to get as little out of school as possible? Here's how.

Preschool Tuition in New York City Costs HOW MUCH?

Sarah Fader | Posted 04.12.2014 | Parents
Sarah Fader

In New York City, it costs more to let a 3-year-old socialize with other 3-year-olds than it does to educate a college student. This is mind-blowing

It's Time to End Child Poverty in Rich America With Urgency and Persistence

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty, the United States is still not a fair playing field for millions of children afflicted by preventable poverty, hunger, homelessness, sickness, poor education and violence in the world's richest economy with a gross domestic product (GDP) of $15.7 trillion. Every fifth child (16.1 million) is poor, and every tenth child (7.1 million) is extremely poor. Children are the poorest age group and the younger they are the poorer they are. Every fourth infant, toddler and preschool child (5 million) is poor; 1 in 8 is extremely poor. A majority of our one- and two-year-olds are already children of color. In five years children of color who are disproportionately poor, nearly 1 in 3, will be a majority of all children in America and of our future workforce, military and consumers. But millions of them are unready for school, poorly educated and unprepared to face the future.

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...

Community School Collaborations--A Lifeline for Early Learning Program Success

Martin J. Blank | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Martin J. Blank

Guest Bloggers: Janet Brown, Senior Early Childhood Program Specialist and Kwesi Rollins, Director of Leadership Programs at the Institute for Educati...

Our Schools Don't Add Up

Todd Buchholz | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Todd Buchholz

Churchill famously said to Franklin Roosevelt, "Give us the tools, and we will finish the job." We can't expect our children to finish the job unless we give them better tools.

Joy Resmovits

Can Patty Murray Save Obama's Pre-K Push?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), a former preschool teacher, will unveil a major push for expanding early education in a speech at the Center for American...

Yoga and the Importance of Play in Schools

Rob Schware | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Peg Oliveira, who has taught yoga for years in schools, detention centers, preschools, after-school programs and inpatient and outpatient mental health centers for youth and adults in and around New Haven, Conn.

The Art of Parenting

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 05.20.2013 | Parents
Sharon Greenthal

There is no right way to raise your children. There is no hard and fast rule about what will work in your home, with your particular family, your child's unique personality, the circumstances you are in, the luck or challenges that come your way.

Obama Preschool Proposal Focuses on States, Not the Feds, Providing Pre-K

Lisa Guernsey | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Lisa Guernsey

The Obama Administration continues to spotlight the President's preschool proposal, stressing that the plan is for the federal government to help support state-funded programs, not create a new federal program.

Shall We Drug Test Our Pre-schoolers?

Steve Nelson | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Steve Nelson

When we grant subsidies to large corporations, or bail out the financial leaders who led our economy to the brink, we don't ask the recipients of social largess to take semi-annual drug tests. We only mistrust the poor folks who are the victims of an increasingly inequitable society.

Pre-School Is Where Upward Mobility Begins

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 04.16.2013 | Good News
Madeleine M. Kunin

The United States is no longer first in the world in upward mobility. We can reverse that trend by giving our young children an equal start in life as they begin their journey to fulfill the American Dream.

Ed Tonight: Texas Politician Aims To Reduce Testing, School Closure Personal For Obamas

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.24.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

School Closure Personal For The Obamas? The Chicago Sun-Times is out with a list of 193 schools that could potentially be closed under Chicago Public Schools' effort to save money by shuttering "underutilized buildings." Among them is Bouchet Academy -- and as Alexander Russo notes, that's the elementary school Michelle Obama attended. (It was called Bryn Mawr Elementary School when she studied there.)

Preschoolers Shown Porn As Teacher Leaves Room

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.16.2013 | World

Sex education was never supposed to be like this. Preschool children in Normandy were left unsupervised to watch a porn film after the teacher thou...

Joy Resmovits

Fiscal Cliff Ignites Education Activism

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.15.2012 | Education

Juandiego Wade is worried. As vice chair of the Charlottesville City School Board in Virginia, he's responsible for the well-being of its 4,000 stu...

Joy Resmovits

Mitt Romney, Barack Obama Fall Short On Specifics For Early Education

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.23.2012 | Education

During Mitt Romney's tenure as governor, he had one-on-one meetings with Patricia Haddad, the Massachusetts Democratic House Speaker Pro Tempore, prec...

Saki Knafo

47-Percenter: 'I Don't Want To Work To Just Cover My Child Care Costs.'

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 09.21.2012 | Parents

A few years ago, Crystal Gavin, 29, graduated from a community college with a degree in early childhood education. But when the cost of taking care of...

Saki Knafo

SMART START? Will Preschool Budget Cuts Damage A Generation

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.29.2012 | Education

Three days before the end of pre-school, Ms. Sabrena and the children sit around the table playing Bingo on boards the size of placemats. Nawal on...

Saki Knafo

Child Poverty On The Rise: New Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.26.2012 | Parents

The "Kids Count" report, one of the most widely cited surveys of how children are faring in the United States, hasn't offered much good news in recent...

Joy Resmovits

America's Poorest City Axes Teachers, Pre-Kindergarten

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.15.2012 | Education

Eighth-grader Selena Karner lined up in her Reading, Pa., middle school auditorium last week to receive an award for language arts. But during what wo...

Saki Knafo

Bloomberg Slashes Children's Services, Contributing To What Advocates Describe As A National Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.03.2012 | New York

Teachers, parents and children's advocates across New York City shuddered Thursday morning as Mayor Michael Bloomberg released his executive budget: J...

American Idol Fans and African Preschoolers: A Winning Team

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 06.24.2012 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

American Idol fans can take a bow. Thanks to them, African preschoolers will be poised to step out on the stage of school and life, and shine.

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 ...

Saki Knafo

Head Start Agencies Sue Over Strict New Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Early Childhood Education Is Where It Starts

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 08.14.2012 | Education
Madeleine M. Kunin

If it's such a good idea to stay in school until the age of 18 or graduation, why have only 21 states passed this law? Because by the time a student reaches 16, it is often too late.