Bernanke to budget-cutting state and local governments: Don’t shortchange education

March 2, 2011

3/2/2011 Even as state and local governments take difficult steps to balance their budgets and address long-term shortfalls in their pension systems, they should not neglect the education and training programs that are the key to the nation’s competitiveness, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke argued Wednesday. By Neil Irwin Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, March 2, 2011; 10:38 PM Even… Read more »

Why Rich Parents Don’t Matter

January 22, 2011

1/22/2011 How much do the decisions of parents matter? Most parents believe that even the most mundane acts of parenting—from their choice of day care to their policy on videogames—can profoundly influence the success of their children. Kids are like wet clay, in this view, and we are the sculptors. Why Rich Parents Don’t Matter By:  Jonah Lehrer January 22nd,… Read more »

Congress Passes Sweeping Child Nutrition Bill

December 22, 2010

12/2/2010 The House of Representatives passed a sweeping child nutrition bill Thursday designed to promote better eating habits in part by giving the federal government more authority to set standards for food sold in vending machines and other venues on school grounds. Washington (CNN) — The House of Representatives passed a sweeping child nutrition bill Thursday designed to promote better eating… Read more »

Guest Commentary: Investing in Colorado’s workforce

December 13, 2010

12/13/2010 Summary: America is falling behind. We have lost our ranking as first in the world in the percentage of young people with a college degree. We know that lower levels of education correspond with higher unemployment rates and more reliance on public assistance. In addition, we know that with nearly 25 percent of our own students failing to graduate… Read more »