I'm a mom, and my view of public education begins and ends with the fundamental question: Is this good for children - Campbell Brown
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Every year, a new paper argues, tens of thousands of Americans die sooner than they should for an entirely preventable reason. It's not smoking, or not exercising, or eating sugar. It's dropping out of high school and college.
In 2010 alone, more than 145,000 deaths in the US could have been prevented if high school dropouts had finished their secondary education, three public health researchers argued in a recent paper. Getting college dropouts to graduate could have saved 110,000 more.
If everyone in the US had a bachelor's degree, they estimated, it could prevent half a million premature deaths each year.
In general, people with more years of education tend…
In general, people with more years of education tend to be healthier. This could be because the knowledge they gain actually helps them — by making them more likely to exercise and eat well, or by making it easier for them to follow doctors' directions. Or it could be because having more education brings other social benefits.
Through interviews with "science moms" who are on the front lines of this struggle, we’ll dissect the bogus claims of these celebrities one by one and explain in simple language what the science really shows about GMOs, vaccines, homeopathy, and any of these topics that are often in the headlines, yet even more often are misunderstood. We can’t change everyone’s minds, but we can make our voices heard. One mom at a time.
The 74 is a non-profit, non-partisan news site covering education in America. Our public education system is in crisis. In the United States, less than half of our students can read or do math at grade-level, yet the education debate is dominated by misinformation and political spin. Our mission is to lead an honest, fact-based conversation about how to give America’s 74 million children under the age of 18 the education they deserve.
The Global Partnership for Education is the only global fund solely dedicated to education in developing countries.
Health Education & Behavior (HEB) is a peer-reviewed bi-monthly journal that provides empirical research, case studies, program evaluations, literature reviews, and discussions of theories of health behavior and health status, as well as strategies to improve social and behavioral health.
We’re a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that all students have access to healthy school environments where they can learn and thrive.
The mission of the Kenneth Rainin Foundation is to enhance quality of life by championing the arts, promoting early childhood literacy, and supporting research to cure chronic disease. Collaboration and innovation are at the heart of all our programs. Our work is guided by our commitment to change through inquiry, creativity and compassion.
The Network for Public Education was founded in 2013 by Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody. We are an advocacy group whose mission is to preserve, promote, improve and strengthen public schools for both current and future generations of students
Pennies for Education & Health (PEH) works towards empowering a new generation of children and their families, primarily in the developing world, through education and good health. Through our donor sponsorship program, you can transform the lives of these children and their families by helping to tackle the root causes of poverty. Our program extends to all people, regardless of faith, gender, or ethnicity.
The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.
Our rapidly changing world presents a whole new set of opportunities and challenges for kids. Staying on top of the latest can help us guide them as they set healthy habits for life.
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