Play Hard, Live Free: Where Wild Play Still Rules

NPR – Eric Westervelt “There are only a handful of these “wild playgrounds” in the country. They embrace the theory that free, unstructured play is vital for children and offer an antidote to the hurried lifestyles, digital distractions and...

We Need Innovative Ways to Fund Early Childhood Education

The Huffington Post – Mark Shriver “Many presidential candidates are talking about early childhood education as they stump through small towns across the country. It’s an issue that is hard to argue with…And while lawmakers, candidates and the...

New coalition seeks answers to state’s early education woes

The L.A. School Report – Craig Clough “Despite a state budget flush with extra billions for education, Gov. Jerry Brown is receiving criticism from some early education advocates for a “strikingly minimal” approach to early education funding. In response...

Boosting Educational Attainment and Adult Earnings

Education Next – C. Kirabo Jackson, Rucker C. Johnson and Claudia Persico “Per-pupil spending can vary drastically between school districts, with affluent suburban districts often outspending their neighbors by significant margins. Such disparate school...