Month: April 2016

White House Early STEM Education Symposium -

Yesterday the White House, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Invest in US, held an event at the White House on the importance of early STEM education. The White House received over 200 submissions of innovative STEM work through the Invest in US challenge from leaders across the country, representing state and local entities, foundations, non-profits, media organizations, technology companies, research institutions, and … Read More

World Bank Group and UNICEF Urge Global and National Leaders to Invest in Early Childhood -

Yesterday, World Bank Group President, Jim Yong King, and UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, released a joint statement urging global and national leaders to make a greater investment in early childhood. Through a new alliance, the two groups aim to make early childhood development a global policy and spending priority in order to give all children access to high-quality early education, and nutrition programs. Globally, millions of children are at … Read More

Paul Ryan Spent the Day with Kids and Early Learning Leaders in Tulsa -

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan recently visited Tulsa Educare to tour classrooms and speak with a group of local early education leaders. The school provides low-income families and their children with access to high-quality early childhood education and other important resources. Tulsa is home to three state-of-the-art Educare schools, which currently serve over 500 children and their parents with a range of educational and family … Read More

Advocates Pursue Path Forward After ESSA Authorization -

A panel of education advocates gathered at the Council on Foundations Annual Conference to discuss the work ahead in the early months after authorizing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Grant-making foundations interested in identifying the opportunities to support implementation of the new law heard from Ann Whalen, the Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education, Kris Perry, the Executive Director of the First … Read More

Investing in ECE have Enormous Economic Benefits -

Now more than ever, Americans see quality early childhood education as a necessity for today’s families and want the federal government to support states as they invest in new or expanded early childhood education programs. A new report for the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) outlines the benefits of a large-scale national investment in early childhood education. EPI sites that such an investment would not only benefit our nation’s … Read More