Toddlers with good vocab behave better in school: study

The New York Post – Staff Writer “Two-year-olds who can say more phrases tend to have better math and language skills and fewer behavioral problems when it’s time for them to start kindergarten, according to a new study. “Certain groups of populations at...

Children under ten ‘should not own smartphones’

The Telegraph – Staff Writer ” Children under the age of ten should not be allowed to own a smartphone, a majority of parents believe, according to a new survey. Internet Matters, a non-for-profit organisation working to keep the internet safe, found that...

Goal for education is closing achievement, skills gaps by 2050

The Daily Nonpareil – Scott Stewart “Dan Kinney won a thumb wrestling match in front of a group of about 20 educators, nonprofit workers and community members Wednesday afternoon. The Heartland 2050 Education Committee held an organizational meeting at the...

Six Education Themes for 2016

Education Next – Michael J. Petrilli “Last month, Campbell Brown and the American Federation for Children will hosted an education policy summit in New Hampshire with six of the seventeen GOP presidential contenders. (A similar forum among Democratic...

New Orleans: A Success Story? Yes. A National Model? Maybe Not.

Education Next – Robert Pondiscio “The tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina provided a much-needed occasion to reflect on the progress of the city’s schools since the floodwaters receded. One of the most important questions is whether New Orleans can...