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​The key to pre-k: What Indiana must do to help its littlest learners succeed

Another article on the value of pre-K? Is there really anything else to say? Yes, and here we go: The sooner we view pre-K as a long-term educational, economic, and workforce development strategy, the sooner we can build the necessary network of high-quality pre-K options. Our kids deserve access to…

A New Year, A New Impact: Become a Mentor

Talk to successful individuals in almost any setting and you most certainly will hear stories of how caring adults – mentors – played key roles in guiding them on their journeys. Research abounds about the benefits of high-quality mentor-mentee relationships, whether they were developed informally, …

This holiday season, reduce the packages to help kids succeed

Click here to watch Tami Silverman's interview on the impact of overindulging children The ideals of the holidays – sharing special faith traditions and spending time with family and friends – can easily be overshadowed by the barrage of advertisements, sales and the pressure to deliver the perfect…

Comprehensive School Counseling: What our students need for academic, social and long-term success

A sophomore struggling academically thrives after being guided to a drafting course available at his school. Fifth graders throughout a district learn the connection between school and work through an annual BizTown event. And 21st Century Scholars attend an afterschool seminar where they get hands-…

​Talking Politics with Kids

Our kids are listening as negative political ads blare from our screens and radio waves. They see the political rants swirling on social media. How we approach politics with our children is important not only in this heated election cycle, but also in shaping their understanding of civic engagement …