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LENA Start groups showing progress in boosting parent talk

Studer Community Institute is halfway through its LENA Start project and we can share some preliminary data about our results. Read full story

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SCI debuts commercial on Early Learning City

A new commercial, set to begin airing on Cox and At&T Uverse the weekend of Sept. 9-10, aims to explain the idea of an Early Learning City Read full story

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SCI’s early learning priorities for 2017

Three projects that Studer Community Institute has under way this year aim to support children and parents to make the most of early learning opportunities. Read full story

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Brain Bag teaching points can help ‘language nourishment’

Georgia is tackling the "30 million word gap" as a matter of public health. We hope the IMPACT Brain Bag can be a small piece of a similar effort in Pensacola. Read full story

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Investment in early learning brings higher returns

A Nobel-winning economist groundbreaking study shines a spotlight on the importance of quality early education programs in reducing taxpayer costs and preparing the workforce for competition in a global economy. Read full story

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How parent talk can change the world

I must admit I drank the Kool-Aid these people offered me. Dana Suskind and her staff at the Thirty Million Words Initiative are onto something. Read full story

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SCI invites ‘Thirty Million Words’ author Dana Suskind to Pensacola

Renowned pediatric surgeon and author Dr. Dana Suskind is coming to Pensacola to share her research on improving kindergarten readiness by helping young brains grow through language. Read full story

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Milton High’s graduation rate rising to the top

The high school graduation rate is used as a barometer of the health of a community and the skill level of its future workforce. Last year nearly 90 percent of seniors at Milton High School graduated in four years, an increase of 10 percentage points over five years. Read full story