Early childhood education is a moral imperative

The Des Moines Register – Bishop Julius C. Trimble “Last month, I attended a screening in Des Moines of the PBS documentary “A Path Appears,” which features actress Jennifer Garner traveling to rural West Virginia to see the effect poverty has...

ESAs Aren’t for Everyone

Education Next – Michael J. Petrilli “Perhaps you’ve been on vacation or caught up in the historic events of recent weeks, but over the past ten days, we at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute hosted our second annual Wonkathon. Last year’s was about charter...

Kids Feel Unimportant when Parents are Distracted by Technology

Education News – Grace Smith “…a recent global study commissioned by AVG found that 54% of children think their parents are spending too much time on their phones. Parents agreed with their children at the rate of 52% and worried that they were...

Educators, advocates see increased importance in US STEM education

Fox News – Brian Mastroianni “When it comes to education reform in the United States, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) is the term that is usually at the tip of the tongue of every policy maker, teacher, or school advocate. For its...

Parents Key in Attracting Girls to STEM

The U.S. News and World Report – Alan Neuhauser “Parents play a pivotal role in helping build early interest in science, technology, engineering and math – a foundation crucial for keeping children, and especially girls, interested in pursuing education...