Yakima, Wash., Youngsters Mix Legos, Science Education

The U.S. News and World Report – The Associated Press “Most K-2 students wouldn’t dare go into a school library in an empty school on a sunny summer morning – much less to learn about Isaac Newton. But that is what happened recently at Roosevelt...

‘It’s just math’: Preschoolers can do more than we might think

The Seattle Times – John Higgins “Preschools typically leave math for grade school, in the belief that 4- and 5-year-olds aren’t old enough to understand what 7 stands for. Decades of brain science now show that waiting is a mistake. Even in the crib,...

How to pick the right preschool for your child

The Boston Globe – Jennette Barnes ” As adults begin the day’s chores or power through a morning meeting, 3- and 4-year-olds have their own to-do list: Play maracas, watch caterpillars turn into butterflies, try on costumes from around the world — the...

In Our View: Educate early

The Spectrum – The Spectrum and Daily News Editorial Board “The Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private philanthropy based in Baltimore, “devoted to developing a brighter future for millions of children at risk of poor educational, economic, social and...

What Do We Value More: Young Kids Or Fast Food?

NPR Ed – Anya Kamenetz “New York state recently announced an increase in the minimum wage for fast food workers, to $15 an hour. It’s the fruit of a three-year labor campaign. But there’s another group of workers out there that hasn’t had...