After a nearly 50-year struggle to improve participation in the school breakfast program, a majority of eligible children, nearly 52 percent, are now participating.
With our K-12 system lagging well behind those of many other industrialized nations, we continue to cling to the policies of the past, letting government decide which schools parents are allowed to send their children to.
As a mom of two boys who are big Disney fans, and as someone who believes parents as a community need to help implement solutions to climate change, I was really disheartened that a family brand like Disney would promote anything that is bad for kids.
Even as they cut the people who make it possible for kids to learn, districts continue to spend money on pre-packaged curricula and tests, testing-related tech products, and an expanding array of for-profit education services.
In many cases, the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition is the difference between attending college or foregoing higher education.
Today, the World Economic Forum ranks the U.S. as 48th in quality of math and science education.
On Friday afternoon as news outlets were reporting on the next day’s one-year anniversary of the horror that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the latest chapter in school violence was unfolding at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado. There Karl Pierson had entered his high school looking for a particular teacher and willing to shoot anyone in his way.
If we are to better educate all Americans, and not just 18 – 22 year old students from upper and middle-class families, the private sector must play a role to keep education accessible and affordable to the millions of non-traditional students.
Our companies and our corporate colleagues are increasingly addressing a demographic crucial to American businesses: 4-year-olds.
As a former commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, I salute all of the men and women who have served, and are currently serving, in uniform.
But I am very concerned that 75 percent of Americans aged 17 to 24 cannot quality for military service.