Month: September 2015

Tennessee Pre-K and the Need for Quality, Continuity & Persistence -

Earlier this week Vanderbilt University released a study on the early outcomes of Tennessee’s Voluntary Pre-K program, showing that good intentions aren’t good enough and calling for improvements in both the quality of its preschool program and K-3 education. Fortunately, these results come early in Tennessee’s investment in early education, and the state’s policymakers, educators and media remain committed to improving the program and the lives of disadvantaged children. The … Read More

New Report Touts Benefits of Early Childhood Care and Education for Latino Students -

Research from states and communities across the country shows quality early childhood education for disadvantage children can dramatically improve education, employment, and health outcomes later in life. And a new report released today by the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families reveals nearly identical findings. Specifically, the report explores the benefits of public pre-k programs and subsidized center-based child care for low-income Latino children in Miami-Date County. Read More

OK: Early education pays off. -

Chicago, New Jersey, North Carolina, Delaware, Georgia, Boston, Utah and Pennsylvania—look across the country and you’ll see cities and states doing what a handful of naysayers claim to be impossible: implementing high-quality early childhood programs and producing better education outcomes for children. As these innovative programs mature, research consistently shows that they deliver results. Adding to the evidence is a new study by Deborah Phillips, a renowned Georgetown University … Read More

Pope Francis’s Call for an End to Child Poverty -

During his trip to the U.S. this week, Pope Francis will stop and visit with a range of churches, community organizations, and schools doing their part to support children of all backgrounds. Pope Francis’ itinerary reinforces his recent commentary on poverty, in which he underscored our moral obligation to provide children around the world with the support and investments they need to lead successful lives. Though our government continually debates … Read More

Helen Walton Children’s Enrichment Center Announces $12.5 mil Invest In US Commitment in Northwest Arkansas -

Yesterday U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education John King and Linda Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary and Inter-Departmental Liaison for Early Childhood Development, were in Bentonville, Arkansas on behalf of Invest in US to join the Helen Walton Children’s Enrichment Center for an event where it was announced that the group has raised almost 90% of a $14.3 million capital campaign for the construction of a new facility in Bentonville.  … Read More