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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 […]