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


Shannon’s Window: The power of play to build brains

How to avoid the Big Slowdown: Trading the movement and unstructured play-based learning of preschool for alot more sitting still and worksheets in kindergarten. Read full story


How SCI is committing to early learning

Where is the Studer Community Institute staff headed next to find bright spots in the effort to boost early education? Read full story

Be the Bulb

292 ideas and counting for Be the Bulb

As the $50,000 Be The Bulb challenge winds down, it's time to see if Pensacola is ready to live up to our children's potential. Read full story


Two VPK architects look back

Dave Lawrence and Toni Jennings, two of the architects of Florida VPK system, look back 10 years after the program began at the work that still needs to be done. Read full story


‘Move to Pensacola, where we tune into kids’

Could the City of Five Flags become the City that Celebrates Children? Read full story


Is your child ready for kindergarten?

When your big kid is 5 and close to starting kindergarten, this guide can be a checkup to help you see if he’s ready to make the grade for school. Read full story

Studer Community Institute

Studers offer $50,000 for best early learning ideas

Quint and Rishy Studer are offering $50,000 for the best ideas to improve early learning in Escambia County. Read full story


Shannon’s Window: The power of learning through play

What if everything you needed to know in life you really did learn in kindergarten, but none of it was evaluated on a state standardized test? Would it still count? Read full story

Early education

How open-air kindergarten works in Tokyo

How one Japanese architect's vision of the ultimate kindergarten classroom could make you rethink early education. Read full story