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thought leader roundtable
Karen Pittman, co-founder and CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment, joins other national leaders in a thoughtful conversation around readiness.
Medicaid
It’s easy to be cynical about Washington, but every now and then Americans need to be reminded that the nation’s leaders are working to improve ...
handcuffs
As ineffective behavioral policies and racial disparities increase the school-to-prison pipeline phenomenon, Lexie Pèrez-Grüber looks at better alternatives to ...
brain
At least one high-profile educator is calling on an end to labeling kids as “smart.” Not a bad idea, but what if we redefine the mindset instead? College ...
medicaid
New data highlight striking examples of the long-term effects of Medicaid—including better health, lower rates of mortality, better educational and economic ...
Children's Budget cover
Things are looking up financially for the federal government, but you wouldn’t know it if you’re a kid. A new report finds that the share of federal ...
readiness traps
Karen Pittman, Stephanie Krauss, and Bryan Joffe discuss Readiness and School during June 9th Thought Leader Roundtable. 
head start
NationSwell interviews Dr. Edward Zigler, who recalls how the revolutionary initiative, Head Start, got off the ground.
Gabriel
Any parent would be thrilled to hear positive feedback during a parent-teacher conference. The next step in helping a child progress isn't always an easy one to ...
preschool
April 14, 2015 Expelled in Preschool
Preschoolers are expelled at three times the rate of their older peers. Learn what schools can do to minimize expulsions and provide support for the mental health of ...