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What a Powerful Voice!

She’s the most difficult person to interview. So busy day and evening, there is no time for anything but the important work. And if you can pin her down, she is so humble she...
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What All Parents Need to Know about Early Education

Quality child care and pre-k programs are often pitched as the way to break the cycle of systemic poverty. But families across all economic levels benefit—and across all educational backgrounds, cultures, and races, too. Putting...

This Deep-Red State Decided to Make a Serious Investment in Preschools. It’s Paying Off...

Alabama state senator Trip Pittman had always sort of questioned whether nursery schools were worth the investment. Pittman, a conservative Republican, figured the kinds of things you’re supposed to learn before kindergarten—washing...
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Building an Early Childhood Education Resistence Movement: Protecting Childhood and the Profession

​Education in the United States, and especially early childhood education, is a decentralized patchwork of local, state, national, and private organizations. Even though public education remains (for now) in the public realm, unlike other...
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Champion for Children: Mary Graham

An unrelenting can-do attitude and a gift for putting puzzles together—these are among the strengths that have made Mary Graham a longtime leader in Philadelphia’s early childhood education community. For three decades, she has...
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Early Education Keeps The American Dream Alive

As the president and CEO of a company with nearly 39,000 employees in 42 states, I have a vested interest in workforce development. But my passion for education is deeper and more personal. Why?...
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Why Make-Believe Play Is an Important Part of Child Development

Visit any preschool classroom during free play and you will likely see a child pretending to be someone else. Make-believe play is a ubiquitous part of early childhood. And beyond being fun for kids, pretending...
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School: Motivate Your Child to Embrace Learning

“What will happen if your grade drops from an “A” to a “C”?” I sometimes ask during a check-up. Many kids shrug and say, “Try harder next time, I suppose.” Others look shocked and anxious about the possibility...
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Building Confidence One Backpack at a Time

Starting the year off right can be as simple as having a pair of confidence-boosting sneakers or a backpack full of brand-new pencils, pens, and paper. But for families struggling to pay for housing and...
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Kindergartners Get Little Time to Play: Why Does It Matter?

Being a kindergartner today is very different from being a kindergartner 20 years ago. In fact, it is more like first grade. Researchers have demonstrated that 5-year-olds are spending more time engaged in teacher-led academic...

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