Posts Tagged ‘Education & Learning’

Neal Cuthbert: New MN law supports English language learners, among our greatest assets

Below is Vice President of Program Neal Cuthbert’s foreword from The Learning for English Academic Proficiency and Success Act: Ensuring Faithful and Timely Implementation, a new McKnight-commissioned report by Conor P. Williams, Ph.D., and Colleen Gross Ebinger examining the 2014 LEAPS Act, the nation”s most comprehensive legislation in support of English learners. This report was […]


Erin Gavin: Union City Public Schools provide a model of early literacy education

Situated just 16 miles outside of New York City, Union City Public Schools in Union City, New Jersey, serve nearly 11,000 students. The overwhelming majority of these students are students of color, live in poverty, and speak a language other than English at home. Too many districts with demographics like these fail to provide students […]


Erin Gavin: A Chance at a Head Start

During his most recent State of the Union address, President Obama called for a renewed investment in high-quality early education experiences for all children saying: “In states that make it a priority to educate our youngest children… students grow up more likely to read and do math at grade level, graduate high school, hold a […]