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Rethinking Pre-K: 5 Way to Fix Preschool

In her Time.com article, Kayla Webley offers readers a startling reality check: "Take two kids, one from a low-income family, the other middle class. Let them run around and do little-kid things in their respective homes and then, at age 5, enroll them in kindergarten. Research shows that when the first day of school rolls around, the child from the low-income household will be as many as 1.5 years behind grade level in terms of language and prereading and premath skills. The middle-class kid will be as many as 1.5 years ahead. [...] more about Rethinking Pre-K: 5 Way to Fix Preschool

The Vigorous Virtues

David Brooks addresses the issue of national decline in his September 1, 2011 New York Times Op-Ed, "The Vigorous Virtues."

He asks, "is America on the way down, and, if so, what can be done about it?" Brooks then analyzes the roles of government, particular political figures, and education in restoring "the vigorous virtues" of America.

"In the first place, there is the need to rebuild America’s human capital. The United States became the wealthiest nation on earth primarily because Americans were the best educated. [...] more about The Vigorous Virtues

In Honor of Teachers

On September 2, 2011 The New York Times published a thought-piece by Charles M. Blow, celebrating teachers just in time for the back-to-school season. Blow addresses Americans' perceptions of teachers, the sometimes startling statistics within the teaching profession (i.e. nearly 50 percent of new teachers leave the profession within their first five years), and acknowledges the many out-of-school factors that weigh heavily on performance, "like growing child poverty, hunger, homelessness, home and neighborhood instability, adult role-modeling and parental pressure and expectations." [...] more about In Honor of Teachers

Holmes High Hopes to Give Students a Career, Future Along with a Degree

On Monday, Covington's Holmes High School begins a new effort. "Holmes 180" is a turn-around program that aims to get students  ready for a career and for college by the time they graduate. The new career-based educational plan  calls for students to pick a career subject as the enter 10th grade. Students  can choose from paths like manufacturing and construction, education, health  care or information technology. Then students will learn more about their specific career subject as they  move through high school. [...] more about Holmes High Hopes to Give Students a Career, Future Along with a Degree

Haile/U.S. Bank Foundation Announces $1 Million Investment in the Partnership's Priorities

Cincinnati, Ohio, June 29, 2011 – The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation announces a $1 Million investment in the priority strategies of The Strive Partnership, which is a coalition of education, philanthropic, business, and nonprofit leaders focused entirely on improving education in the urban core of Cincinnati, Covington, and Newport. The grants range from one to three years in length, and will support coordinated action designed to significantly impact student achievement and growth, cradle to career. [...] more about Haile/U.S. Bank Foundation Announces $1 Million Investment in the Partnership's Priorities

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