At long last, NYC is getting on the bandwagon, bringing education reform right down to the cradle. Yesterday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Wolcott announced that they were expecting. The baby, an Educare school, in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, will arrive next year.
It’s about time.
Since 2000, when the Ounce of Prevention opened the first Educare on the south side of Chicago, the program has taken root across the country, with schools in Tulsa, Washington, DC, and central Maine, and in development in San Jose and Los Angeles. The . . . Read full article →
I spend a lot of my waking hours thinking about how we can inject ECE into the national conversation. So when young kids pop their downy heads into the mainstream, and early child development and poverty go viral, my day is made.
Last week, after my regular rant at Huffington Post, “Education Is the Economy, Stupid,” I tuned in to Ira Glass’s back-to-school segment of This American Life. Which, coincidentally, featured two of the characters in my post: ECE’s godsend, economist James Heckman, and Paul Tough, whose new book, How Children Succeed, explores the importance of . . . Read full article →