April 24, 2015
The learning gaps between groups of students in Minnesota continue at painful levels. Minnesota has among the highest reading scores in the country for its white students, and some of the lowest scores in the country for students from minority groups. Reading scores continued at very low levels last year for Hispanic, Black, and Native
April 24, 2015
Nobel Laureate James Heckman of the University of Chicago just released a new study showing that investments in young children below the age of three pays off with a 600 percent return on investment. Brain exercise for very young children cuts the number of school dropouts by
more than half.
January 1, 2014
The biggest single public health deficit and failure in America today is the fact that almost no parents of newborn children have been told or taught that they can improve their child's learning abilities significantly by exercising their baby's brain in the first three years of life.
December 31, 2013
We now know that the first three years of life are the years when the brains of children build their internal connections and become strong.
Children whose brains get exercise in the first three years of life have bigger brains -- and those children are more likely to stay in school, avoid challenging health situations, and literally stay out of jail.
December 10, 2013
Brains are strengthened in the first three years of life. Those first three years give us a golden opportunity to strengthen the brain of each child.
The children whose brains are strengthened by having their mother or other people read to them and talk to them every day from birth on are far less likely to drop out of school.