Education

Breakfast milestone

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.

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Let's have a national conversation on school choice

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.

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Disney needs to listen to parents

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.

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Closing the Department of Education’s revolving door

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.

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IN-STATE for Dreamers Act of 2014

In many cases, the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition is the difference between attending college or foregoing higher education.

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Invest in STEM

Today, the World Economic Forum ranks the U.S. as 48th in quality of math and science education.

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What we’ve learned From Sandy Hook

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.

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