Early education boosts health, reduces costs

The Times-Tribunes – David Hawk “I find it very exciting that there is evidence showing quality early childhood programs can be used to prevent chronic disease, thus increasing productivity and reducing health spending. Research shows that adults who...

Invest in early education now, or expect higher costs later

Philly.com – John Wetzel “At a recent budget hearing, a state senator asked, “If you were to advise us as to an investment that we should be making in another agency, in another part of government, that would impact what you do, change the outcome of...

A Turnaround District for Pennsylvania’s Lowest-performing Schools

Education Next – Michael J. Petrilli “Chairman Smucker, Minority Chairman Dinniman, members of the committee: It’s an honor to be with you. My name is Mike Petrilli. I’m the president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a right-of-center education policy...

Sen. Casey Introduces Bill To Reduce School Suspensions

The Huffington Post – Christina Wilkie “As members of the Senate hurried out of town Wednesday ahead of a major snowstorm, Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) quietly introduced a bill that could help keep tens of thousands of young people in the classroom and out of...