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The Pew Charitable Trusts, the nation's fifth-largest foundation, has abandoned a multimillion-dollar effort to overhaul how states provide social, education, and health services to children.
over the past several years, we have focused on the setting and assessing of standards for K-12 education, paying scant attention to the warnings of the local practitioner.
A wide body of research supports the fact that all later formal education is dramatically influenced by the learning experiences of the first years of life. This reality takes on added significance as the nation moves toward addressing its broader vision, as embodied in the national education goals.
The Goals 2000: Educate America Act, which President Clinton signed into law last week, has eight lofty goals for systematically improving the quality of American schooling.
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the CME Group Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, the Raikes Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation. The newspaper retains sole editorial control over the content of the articles that are underwritten by the foundations. Additional grants in support of Editorial Projects in Education’s data journalism and video capacity come from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and the Schott Foundation for Public Education. (Updated 1/1/2017)

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