The $50,000 impact of pre-K
Culture / Education / Politics & Economics

The $50,000 impact of pre-K

  As much as preschool is about giving young children a head start in learning, it’s also about economics. For New York City, one of the country’s largest and most racially segregated school districts, the start of free preschool for all 4-year-olds has major financial implications moving forward — and some working parents are already … Continue reading

Hope and Hesitation Around the Bronx on Pre-K Eve
Education

Hope and Hesitation Around the Bronx on Pre-K Eve

Parents and children lined up Wednesday outside the Theodore Roosevelt Educational Campus on Fordham Road to get last-minute help finding a UPK program. By Marguerite Ward, CityLimits At Theodore Roosevelt Education Campus on Fordham Road on Wednesday, families stood along the sidewalk waiting to enter the main registration site for all Bronx pre-Kindergarten students. Workers … Continue reading

What the U.S. Could Learn from Germany’s Higher Ed System
Education / Politics & Economics

What the U.S. Could Learn from Germany’s Higher Ed System

By Marguerite Ward, Mic.com Germany may have more on the United States than just a higher chance of winning the World Cup. It’s also home to universities that are producing better performing students — at a fraction of the cost. While Americans are weighed down by massive debt (student debt now tops $1 trillion), most students … Continue reading

Girls of Hope: Fighting for Education in Turkey
Culture / Education

Girls of Hope: Fighting for Education in Turkey

By Marguerite Ward, World Policy Journal Turkey’s cities boast an impressive number of young female CEOs and increasing number of women in the workplace. The World Bank declares that “the gender gap in Turkey’s education system has virtually disappeared.” But a dark shadow lurks over the country’s rural Eastern and Southeastern regions, where 45 percent of … Continue reading

Education / Politics & Economics

The Now National Textbook Debate

By Marguerite Ward, BreakThru Radio  A group of advocates for teaching creationism in public schools have made their way onto the panel that will decide what science textbooks Texas will teach its students for the next decade. Considering that teaching creationism in public schools is unconstitutional, as ruled by the Supreme Court case Edwards v. Aguillard, what … Continue reading