Because we can’t take our Early Learning Nation Studio on the road during this time, stay tuned as ELN recaps Top Takeaways from important conversations, town halls, webinars and virtual events from the Early Learning field. And visit our Early Learning Nation channel on YouTube for interviews with leaders from education, child development, business, politics and more.
On August 31, Capita held a webinar called “The Rights of Children in America: Do We Need a Constitutional Amendment?” Provocative? You bet. Elliot Haspel—whose new monthly column, “Elliot’s Provocations,” just launched in Early Learning Nation—served as moderator for the conversation.
Last November, voters in Multnomah County, Ore., approved a measure to form a new universal preschool system. To pay for it, the county, which includes the city of Oregon, will collect a 1.5% tax on incomes of more than $125,000 per year and joint filings topping $250,000.
I attend every one of Promise Venture Studio’s Show+Tell webinars that I can because they introduce me to childhood development entrepreneurs I wouldn’t have heard about otherwise. The concise, compelling pitches at the events are aimed at funders, researchers and policy makers who can scale up visionary ideas—but they’re valuable for anyone in the field.
In 1983, President Ronald Reagan declared, “America needs more education power.” Nearly 40 years later, this theme held true as experts and elected officials of both parties came together July 22 for the Reagan Institute Summit on Education’s annual event, titled “Disrupted: From Crisis to Innovation.”
On May 18, Capita, a creative think tank, hosted writer and researcher Tim Gill for a conversation about how child-friendly planning and design can save cities that are often noisy, air-polluted, dominated by cars and devoid of nature
Listening to Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek talk about education can feel like the first time you visit one of those frozen yogurt places where you add your own toppings. You start with a little bit of this and a little bit of that, but it’s all so good, you don’t know quite where to stop.