FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Rather than wait to see how her children’s Florida public school would teach students this fall, Erica Chao enrolled her two daughters in a private school that seemed better positioned to provide instruction online during the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic.
The ExxonMobil Foundation matched more than $16 million in contributions from employees, directors and retirees and doubled that contribution, pledging a total of $49 million for 840 higher education institutions.
Lower and middle-income families will finally be able to afford or simply send their children to preschool at a lower cost thanks to a $13.8 million investment in early education pledged by the San Diego Foundation.
According to a new report by the Vera Institute of Justice and Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality, postsecondary education programs lead to positive social and economic outcomes for prisoners and society.
A new study by researchers at the Reading & Literacy Discovery Center of Cincinnati’s Children’s Hospital was able to produce brain images with evidence that reading has benefits and screen-time has detrimental effects on a child during the formative years of 3 to 5 years-old.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools leaders extended remote learning Monday for two more days and called for a “cooling-off period” in negotiations with the teachers’ union, citing progress but not a full agreement on COVID-19 safety plans for returning to schools.
Billions of dollars are spent on education initiatives that seek to improve opportunities for Americans, but Nick Hanauer, founder of the public-policy incubator Civic Ventures, argues that fighting inequality should come first.