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McDonnell Unveils New Initiative: All Students

  As Virginians gear up for another General Assembly session, here at E3: Elevate Early Education, we celebrate and applaud Governor McDonnell for making education one of his two major policy challenges this year! In a press conference last week as the Governor unveiled his K-12 legislative agenda, he announced a new initiative, All Students, […]

Reading Failure: It Costs Us All

It’s no secret that reading is the foundation for academic success.  From kindergarten to third grade, a child is learning to read.  By third grade, a child is reading to learn. Sadly, all too often, a child who starts behind, stays behind.  Reading struggles are strongly linked to difficulties in school (academic, social, and behavioral).  […]

Early Reading–More Than Just Words On The Page

  We’re all aware that reading is linked to overall academic success.  But did you know that it is MUCH more than simply reading words aloud?  It’s analyzing, evaluating, and synthesizing information in math, science, and social studies.  It is about learning how to interpret and make meaning from what you’re reading. When it comes […]

Dropout? Incarceration? or Early Education…Which one is more cost effective?

  Over the weekend, Nicolas Kristof wrote an extremely persuasive Op-Ed in Sunday’s New York Times on the value of investing in early education. “A growing body of careful research suggests that the most effective strategy is to work early on children and education, and to try to encourage and sustain marriage…Early interventions are not […]

Too Small To Fail: Putting Kids On The Agenda

This morning on Morning Joe, Mark McKinnon, co-founder of No Labels, was featured talking about the importance of putting kids on the agenda. According to McKinnon, where does the real investment need to be made?  “The real return on investment is early investment in Pre-K and early education…early Pre-K investment is where the real payoff […]

NBA & Education

  Think the NBA and education have nothing in common?  Think again. LeBron James, arguably the greatest basketball player in the NBA today, was recently named Sports Illustrated’s 2012 Sportsmen of the Year. Yet, beyond touting James’ incredible accomplishments on the court, they also praised him for his significant contributions to young children off the court, particularly in the […]