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Bridging The Digital Divide

I was fortunate to attend Tuesday’s “Bridging the Digital Divide: A Forum on Using Technology in Early Childhood Education” sponsored by the RAND Corporation and PNC Grow Up Great. This was an excellent opportunity to hear from education experts and … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Week of the Young Child

Last week I had the honor of attending PNC Grow Up Great’s tenth anniversary in Chicago. This week marks the Week of the Young Child.  Both of these events focus public attention on the needs of our children under 5 … Continue reading

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What’s the ROI on Early Childhood Education?

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” ~ Nelson Mandela. Did you know that at risk children who don’t receive a quality early education are: 25% more likely to drop out of school … Continue reading

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Dear Great Teachers…

It’s that time of year.  Our school children are being sent into the hands of someone else to be cared for, fed, bandaged when injured and instructed.  They are handed over entirely.  It is not a parent, a grandparent, a … Continue reading

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Preschool and the Economy: What’s the Impact on the Future?

“Third grade reading levels and absenteeism predict, with 90% accuracy, high school drop-out rate.”  I was startled by this statistic as I sat listening to the details at the Investing in Kids: Can Early Childhood Education Be an Economic Development? conference … Continue reading

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Funding and Importance of Early Childhood Education

I’d like to share a few thoughts about quality early childhood education today.  We know that investments in early childhood are vital to the success of our children.  There is a large body of data from economics, biology and psychology … Continue reading

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