Governors on both sides of the aisle express support for early education

With new media on the rise, connecting with people and organizations has never been easier.  One of our favorite Facebook friends (and organizations) is the First Five Years Fund. This…
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Building Children’s Futures

Wonderful Distinction Magazine piece on E3’s very own President & CEO Lisa Howard and two other education visionaries, Chuck McPhillips and Walter Segaloff, detailing how these three different people each…
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Dr. Carlos Campo Speaks on Obama’s Early Education Plan

Today, President of Regent University and Smart Beginnings South Hampton Roads board member Dr. Carlos Campo spoke to CBN News about President Obama’s early education agenda. According to Dr. Campo, “Students…
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President Obama Prioritizes Early Education in State of the Union Address

In case you missed last night’s State of the Union address, President Obama focused a lot on his plans for early education. In his speech, President Obama acknowledged the critical…
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Massachusetts Governor Voices Support for Early Education

  Last week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick released his 2014 budget recommendations, which included overwhelming support for early education. Governor Patrick cited the importance of early literacy noting, “Third grade literacy…
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Virginia Municipality Prioritizes Early Education in Public-Private Venture

Virginia Beach’s early education initiative, GrowSmart, has been receiving state and national recognition due to their strong alignment between early education and economic development.  Below are some highlights from their…
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In The News: Teachers are key to reforming Virginia education system

In case you missed it, Virginia House Majority Leader, Kirk Cox, had an op-ed in today’s Richmond Times-Dispatch regarding the proposed K-12 reforms. “By most accounts, Virginia’s education system is…
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Virginia Beach Superintendent Looks Forward

  Last week, The Virginian-Pilot published an article highlighting the innovation and vision of Virginia Beach Superintendent, Jim Merrill.  Not only has Merrill been named Virginia’s superintendent of the year…
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What Grade Did Virginia Get?

Yesterday, Student’s First released their first-ever State Policy report cards.  So, how did Virginia do? Let’s put it this way: they left some room for improvement, giving Virginia a D-…
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In The News: Governor McDonnell Includes Kindergarten Assessment in K-12 Reform Agenda Initiatives

  This afternoon, Governor McDonnell rolled out additional elements of his K-12 agenda, including his support of Kindergarten Readiness through the development and piloting of a kindergarten readiness assessment tool. …
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