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Organizations Explore Cheap, Home-Based Early Childhood Development

By age 3, a child’s brain is 80 percent developed, researchers say. It’s 90 percent developed by age 5. Institutions outside of the home are increasingly viewed, and funded, as the best developers of young minds, although studies show the few early learning gains of institutionalized preschoolers fade out within the first few years of entering school. As of the 2011-2012 school year, 28 percent of U.S. four-year olds were enrolled in state-funded preschool, according to the National Institute...

Video: Athletes, Celebrities Celebrate School Choice

Football Hall of Famer Deion Saders joins actresses and other celebrities in a new video urging lawmakers to help kids rise to their level through supporting school choice.  At an Los Angeles event, the American Federation for Children and Alliance for School Choice recognized several athletes for their support of school choice.  “Many of the athletes come from humble backgrounds," said Kevin Chavous, AFC's executive counsel, according to the Washington Examiner. “They know what...

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