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Does Pre-K Make Any Difference?

The New York Times ,

“There are no easy routes to preschool success…It takes time, money and a relentless focus on quality — but it has been done.” Read More

The Joyful, Illiterate Kindergartners of Finland

The Atlantic ,

The American kindergarten experience has become much more academic—and at the expense of play. Read More

Quality Early Childhood Education: Enduring Benefits

Heckman Equation ,

Professor Heckman shares his opinion on the Hechinger Report and weighs in on the so-called myth of fadeout in light of recent attention and news about the issue. Read More

Building Bridges: A Summative Evaluation

Report,

This report was commissioned by Trust for Learning to document the process and outcomes of the Trust’s investment in the Montessori movement over four years. Prepared by Sheherazade Hirji. Read More

Education: Start Young, Involve Parents, Empower Children and Be Patient

Huffington Post,

Terry Ford, November 2015: The Co-Founder of Lumin, a system of Montessori schools in East Dallas, discusses how this approach proves that all children can succeed when we start young and involve parents. Read More

Funders Launch Collaborative Effort to Create More Self-Motivated Learners and Innovative Problem Solvers in Nation’s Schools

Press release,

Trust for Learning will promote changes in how, what, and when children learn and expand availability of proven methods for disadvantaged students Read More

White House Issues “Invest In Us” Challenge to the Nation

Press release ,

Today marks a huge milestone in early childhood education. At the White House Summit on Early Education, streaming live starting at 8:15 a.m. ET on www.whitehouse.gov/live, President Barack Obama will join Vice President Joe Biden and a host of senior… Read More

A “Home” for Donors Interested in Education Reform

Wall Street Journal,

Marianna Kulak McCall believes the first five years of educating a child are the most crucial for a lifetime of learning. She has recently invested $150,000 from the McCall Kulak Family Foundation in the newly launched Trust for Learning. Read More