- What does the evidence show on preschool?
- Early childhood education is a good we know how to do
- Why early childhood education now?
- Early childhood education is a continuation of an American tradition of promoting economic growth through education
- Increasing quality in preschool through accountability and mentoring
Monthly Archives: September 2012
Journalist Ted Fishman’s article on the Kalamazoo Promise (see previous blog post for description of the Promise) appears in the September 16 Sunday magazine of the New York Times. The article can be found here. The article describes the many … Continue reading
The Upjohn Institute website recently posted a working paper of mine, co-authored with my colleague Marta Lachowska, on the Kalamazoo Promise. Our working paper examines the immediate effects of the Kalamazoo Promise on student achievement and behavior in high schools. … Continue reading
OECD recently released its 2012 edition of Education at a Glance, which compares education statistics across leading industrial countries. (OECD stands for Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. It was originally set up to help administer the Marshall Plan. It … Continue reading
The latest U.S. job growth figures, released this morning (September 7, 2012) by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, continued to show positive growth, but at an insufficient rate to boost employment rates and labor market conditions. If we focus … Continue reading
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, in his keynote address on September 4th to the Democratic National Convention, made the following notable statement: “You can’t be pro-business unless you’re pro-education”. In the context in which he made that statement, Mayor Castro’s … Continue reading
Julie Mack, the education reporter at the Kalamazoo Gazette, recently wrote a column on school choice, largely based on an interview with me. In that column, she accurately described me as concluding that school choice has been disappointing in that … Continue reading