Don’t Swap Coding Classes for Foreign Language

Linked In – Igor Perisic “Recently I read about an educational movement in the United States that would allow high-school students to fulfill their foreign language requirements by taking programing classes. As a Software Engineer, I am certainly...

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...

Quality early education key to building strong future workforce

Fredericksburg.com – CATHY JETT “The workforce pipeline begins as early as kindergarten. Yet one in seven children in the Fredericksburg area arrives there without the basic skills to succeed in school. Those who can’t read well by the third grade are four...

Mind the Readiness Gap

The U.S. News and World Report – Terry McAuliffe “The research is clear: The early years of a child’s life are some of the most formative for his or her cognitive and emotional development. Given the importance of early learning and the growing consensus...

Teen Essay: The benefits of learning a foreign language young

The Press Democrat – ALLEGRA GEIGER “Did you know that our world has about 6,500 languages? Sadly, only 20 percent of Americans speak a language other than English, but I think there is a solution to this. Over the past couple years, I have begun to notice...