Shannon Nickinson

Shannon Nickinson Project Manager

Education

Seeing the PreK investment as economic development

Early learning is an investment that saves public money in the long term — something that should appeal to folks of all political stripes. Read full story

Training & Development

SCI Training: Make time work for you

More than 100 people learned how to make time work for them by attending the Studer Community Institute’s May 25 session on time management with Studer Group executive Penelope Elebash. Read full story

Training & Development

Summer course at UWF focuses on innovation, entrepreneurship

Entrepreneur Quint Studer is offering his expertise in a course at the University of West Florida. Read full story

Education

Who will be at the Light Up Learning fundraiser?

Studer Community Institute is proud to host the Light Up Learning fundraiser on June 22 at Sanders Beach Corrine Jones Community Center beginning at 5:30 p.m. Read full story

Education

P is for Pelican author helps Brain Bags’ message grow

The Brain Bag project also gives parents a lesson in early brain development before they leave the hospital, meant to help new parents learn a bit about the critical role of language and talk in the way a child's brain develops, especially in the first three years of life. Read full story

Education

Thanking the women of IMPACT 100 for their faith

Lucky and grateful are two things we should all be every day. Which is why I was pleased that the women of IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area gave me the chance to express that gratitude this week. Read full story

Education

Update: Brain Bags growing in the community

The next phase of our work is find ways that the Brain Bag curriculum can support what these good folks do every day, to help them help adults do right by the children in their lives. Read full story

Education

Update: Early Learning Garden

The garden is one way that a group of people wove the concept of creating an Early Learning City into their area of expertise — architecture and design. Read full story

Education

More on the Vanderbilt Preschool study and its fallout

Two key voices from Tennessee's education system shared the lessons and changes in the system since a 2015 study revealed hits, misses in the state's voluntary prekindergarten program. Read full story

Education

Heavyweights weigh in on prekindergarten

At preschool research summit, experts say kindergarten and early elementary grades should be viewed as “charging stations” for sustaining and building on early learning gains. Read full story

Education

Building platform for TMW Newborn Intervention

Data from the initial trial of the video and survey — done with about 500 families in Chicago through two major hospitals — is in review for publication. Read full story

Education

Talking PreK in San Antonio

Julian Castro was 34 when he began serving as mayor of San Antonio. He was 39 when he became the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Read full story