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Early Education in the News

'Surround kids with books': Community groups train with national expert on literacy
The Standard-Times, Story by Jennette Barnes, August 10, 2017

Early ed for all
Cape Cod Times, Editorial, July 16, 2017

Former Miami Herald publisher puts spotlight on early childhood education during Springfield visit  
Mass Live, Story by Jim Kinney, July 11, 2017

National literacy group recognizes Springfield for education advances 
Mass Live, Story by Lucas Ropek, June 16, 2017

Massachusetts Senate lays out $1 billion vision to help state's children 
Mass Live, Story by Shira Schoenberg, May 2, 2017

Senate early ed agenda up against tight fiscal picture
State House News Service, Story by Katie Lannan, May 2, 2017

A separate but unequal system for day care
The Boston Globe, Story by Katie Johnston, May 2, 2017

Where are all the preschoolers?
The Atlantic, Story by Tara García Mathewson, April 27, 2017

Early educators rally for more state support
State House News Service, Story by Michael Norton, April 24, 2017

Working mothers in a tight squeeze
Boston Herald, Column by Jessica Heslam, April 7, 2017

Mass. may finally be getting serious about early education
The Boston Globe, Column by Shirley Leung, March 31, 2017

Governor Baker boosts funding for early education
The Boston Globe, Story by Stephanie Ebbert, March 29, 2017

Baker plans major rate hikes for early education
State House News Service, Story by Michael Norton, March 29, 2017

Worker shortage adding to waitlist for preschool programs
Gloucester Times, Story by Christian Wade, March 2, 2017

Workforce struggles hamper local early childhood ed programs
Telegram & Gazette, Story by Scott O'Connell, February 25, 2017

Our opinion: Addressing the crisis in early education
The Berkshire Eagle, Editorial, February 9, 2017

State early childhood education system 'in crisis,' says DeLeo
The Boston Globe, Story by Laura Krantz, February 9, 2017

DeLeo: Salary boost could lift early ed system "in crisis"
State House News Service, Story by Colin Young, February 8, 2017

House speaker wants to raise pay for Pre-K teachers
WWLP 22 News, Story by Tiffany Chan, February 8, 2017

Is day care impossible? 
The Boston Globe, Column by Joanna Weiss, February 8, 2017

Baker: Preschool program delivering results in cities
State House News Service, Story by Michael Norton, February 7, 2017

Educators: Full-day kindergarten gives boost to young learners
Wicked Local: Ashland, Story by Bill Shaner, January 31, 2017

Can Walsh fulfill promise of preschool?
The Boston Globe, Editorial, January 24, 2017

Walsh's universal pre-K plan faces hurdles
The Boston Globe, Story by James Vaznis and Stephanie Ebbert, January 19, 2017

Early childhood education plan aired for School Committee
Telegram & Gazette, Story by Steven H. Foskett Jr., December 16, 2016

Child care for $10 a day
The Boston Globe, Editorial, December 16, 2016

Making publicly-funded preschool possible to all American families
The Huffington Post, Op-ed by Mary-Margaret Mara, December 14, 2016

Is this as good as childcare gets? 
The Atlantic, Story by Nan Mooney, October 4, 2016

Fitchburg finds money to keep full-day kindergarten going
Sentinel & Enterprise, Story by Anna Burgess, August 23, 2016

'Smooth Sailing into Kindergarten': Incoming kindergarten students get a special welcome
The Standard-Times, Story by Standard-Times staff, August 11, 2016

Making early education a priority
The Metro West Daily News, Op-ed by Jay Gonzalez and JD Chesloff, July 25, 2016

Legislators restore $100 million to state budget
The Boston Globe, Story by Laura Crimaldi, July 24, 2016

Preschool teachers ask for salary raises despite Gov. Charlie Baker's veto
The Republican / MassLive, Story by Shira Schoenberg, July 15, 2016

Declining prekindergarten enrollment worries Worcester education officials
Telegram & Gazette, Story by Scott O'Connell, July 10, 2016

State cuts full-day kindergarten money
Gloucester Times, Story by Christian Wade, July 5, 2016

Preschool expansion proposal aims to close opportunity gap
The Cape Cod Chronicle, Story by Elizabeth Kintz, June 22, 2016

Lawmakers send early education access bills to dead-end study
State House News Service, Story by Katie Lannan, June 21, 2016

Long-delayed preschool report advises further study
The Boston Globe, Story by Stephanie Ebbert, June 4, 2016

Putting early education front and center in Massachusetts 
The Boston Globe, Column by Shirley Leung, June 3, 2016

How boosting workplace diversity would lift the economy
The Boston Globe, Column by Shirley Leung, May 21, 2016

Canton to begin free full-day kindergarten
Wicked Local: Canton, Story by Bob Michelson, May 13, 2016

Free full-day kindergarten coming to Milton this fall
The Boston Globe, Story by Johanna Seltz, May 4, 2016

Child care cost crunch
Sentinel & Enterprise, Story by Jordan Tillery, May 2, 2016

House adds early ed. spending after debates over local aid
State House News Service, Story by Andy Metzger, April 25, 2016

New Bedford Public Schools partners with preschool providers to expand access for 3-year-olds
The Standard-Times, Story by Kathleen McKiernan, April 23, 2016

Local child literacy work brings national honor
WAMC public radio, Story by Paul Tuthill, April 1, 2016

Emphasis on quality rather than access at early education event
State House News Service, Story by Colin Young, March 24, 2016

More preschool teachers are leaving the field
WWLP 22 News, Story by Tiffany Chan, March 24, 2016

Distrits grapple with the full-day K dilemma
Wicked Local: Melrose, Story by Jeannette Hinkle, March 24, 2016

College students gather to push awareness of need for quality preschool
The Boston Globe, Story by Nicole Fleming, March 19, 2016

State raises expectations, but not pay, for preschool teachers
The Boston Globe, Story by Stephanie Ebbert, February 20, 2016

National educators visit Down East Partnership
Rocky Mount Telegram, Story by Amelia Harper, February 19, 2016

Early education: Expense or investment?
Gloucester Times, Op-ed by Carl Gustin, February 10, 2016

Expert urges new approach to improve early education
State House News Service, Story by Katie Lannan, February 3, 2016

Dennis-Yarmouth, Monomy Regional school districts receive state grant
CapeCod.com, Story by Justin Saunders, February 3, 2016

New Bedford early learning initiative recognized
The Standard-Times, Story by Kathleen McKiernan, January 31, 2016

Milton preschool illustrates haphazard state funding
The Boston Globe, Story by Stephanie Ebbert, January 24, 2016

Pittsfield, North Adams aim to fill the early childhood program gaps
The Berkshire Eagle, Story by Jenn Smith, January 24, 2016

Baker neutral on universal early education
The Boston Globe, Story by Stephanie Ebbert, January 21, 2016

Guaranteed pre-K gives kids a strong start
The Boston Globe, Op-ed by Martin J. Walsh and Tommy Chang, January 19, 2016

Springfield, North Adams and Holyoke among communities receiving state grant for preschool
Mass Live, Story by Michael D. Kane, January 18, 2016

New Bedford, Fall River receive educational grants
WBSM, Story by Dan McCready, January 18, 2016

Lowell is among Massachusetts communities awarded preschool grants
The Lowell Sun, AP Story, January 17, 2016

Ambitious school funding plan faces significant roadblocks
The Boston Globe, Story by David Scharfenberg, November 2, 2015

Report: Massachusetts underfunds special education, school health insurance costs
The Republican / MassLive, Story by Shira Schoenberg, November 2, 2015

Some say high cost of full-day kindergarten in Littleton leaves some families out
Lowell Sun, Story by Melissa Hanson, October 18, 2015

Legislators, activists advocate for increase in early education
Bay State Banner, Story by Sandra Larson, September 24, 2015

Luchan por educación pre-escolar para todos (Fighting for preschool education for all)
Telemundo Boston, Story by Arianne Alcorta, September 17, 2015

Expanded pre-kindergarten in Springfield, Holyoke part of Beacon Hill push
The Republican / MassLive, Story by Shira Schoenberg, September 16, 2015

Lawmakers hold public hearing on pre-kindergarten bills
Fox 25 Boston, Story by Crystal Haynes, September 16, 2015

Frustrated parents voice concerns over preschool wait lists
WWLP 22 News, Story by Tiffany Chan, September 16, 2015

No consensus on pace of early education access expansion
State House News Service, Story by Andy Metzger, September 16, 2015

Pre-kindergarten bills get hearing at State House
Associated Press, Story, September 16, 2015

A plan for expanding high-quality pre-k
The Gateway Cities Journal, Op-Ed by Amy O'Leary and Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier, September 9, 2015

How to pick the right preschool for your child
The Boston Globe, Story by Jennette Barnes, July 30, 2015

Massachusetts House restores $17.5 million for kindergarten expansion grants to state budget
The Republican, Story by Shira Schoenberg, July 29, 2015

Kindergarten cuts rile lawmakers
Gloucester Times, Story by Christian M. Wade, July 22, 2015

The summer reading list we really need
The Boston Globe, Column by Jessica Lander, July 17, 2015

A way forward on early education
The Metro West Daily News, Editorial, June 14, 2015

Advocates: Investment in pre-K education needed
The Metro West Daily News, Story by Brian Benson, May 14, 2015

Poll: More than two-thirds want expanded access to early education
State House News Service, Story by Michael Norton, May 11, 2015

Free all-day kindergarten a matter of time in Beverly
The Salem News, Story by Paul Leighton, April 29, 2015

SouthCoast leaders support universal pre-kindergarten legislation
The Standard-Times, Story by Carol Kozma, April 21, 2015

Your View: High-quality Pre-K deserves funding
The Standard-Times, Op-ed by Rep. Alice Peisch and Sen. Sal DiDomenico, April 15, 2015

Our View: Pre-K bill would help close achievement gap
The Standard-Times, editorial, April 14, 2015

BNN News interviews Amy O'Leary and Stephanie Sanchez
Boston Neighborhood Network News, April 9, 2015

Lowell school leaders lobby at State House for pre-K funds
Lowell Sun, Story by Amelia Pak-Harvey, April 1, 2015

Two bills, including one filed by Rep. Silvia, aim to expand pre-k education in the state
The Herald News, Story by Michael Gagne, March 31, 2015

Lawmakers push pre-K bill as way to close achievement gap
State House News Service, Story by Colleen Quinn, March 31, 2015

Bill would help more kids attend pre-kindergarten programs
Associated Press, March 31, 2015

Early education activists work to restore state funding
WWLP 22 News, Story by Tiffany Chan, March 16, 2015

Early education activists look to build off of Baker's budget
State House News Service, Story by Colleen Quinn, March 16, 2015

Coalition seeks $75M fund to promote innovative programs at struggling schools
Mass Live, Story by Lindsay Corcoran, February 6, 2015

Rep. Silvia supports preschool for low-income kids
The Herald News, Story by Michael Gagne, January 24, 2015

A chance to lead on early education
CommonWealth Magazine, Op-ed by Chris Martes, January 13, 2015

Two views on universal pre-kindergarten education
The Boston Globe, Op-ed by Chris Martes, December 27, 2014

Springfield early childhood advocates plan Mason Square Child Care Center with new federal grant; Holyoke funded also
The Republican, Story by Carolyn Robbins, December 10, 2014

Mass. receives $15m US grant to increase access to preschool
The Boston Globe, Story by Catherine Cloutier, December 10, 2014

Mass. snags $15 mil federal early education grant
State House News Service, Story by Michael Norton, December 10, 2014

Parents, officials discuss full-day kindergarten in Marshfield
The Marshfield Mariner, Story by Lisa Kashinsky, November 19, 2014

Patrick touts progress in school achievement gaps
The Boston Globe, Story by Laura Crimaldi, October 24, 2014

Where the gubernatorial candidates stand on education
The Boston Globe, Story by Michael Levenson, October 4, 2014

Coakley plan a "start" toward pledge of universal early ed.
State House News Service, Story by Matt Murphy and Gintautus Dumcius, September 23, 2014

Activists alarmed by third grade reading scores
State House News Service, Story by Michael Norton, September 19, 2014

Local nonprofit promotes literacy through theater
Capenews.net, Story by Andrea F. Carter, August 18, 2014

Mass. tops US in study of children's well-being
The Boston Globe, Story by Claire McNeill, July 22, 2014

Activist: $$$ move state closer to universal early ed. goal
State House News Service, Story by Michael Norton, July 14, 2014

Making the grade: Push for universal Pre-K in Bay State
NECN, Story by Brian Burnell, May 27, 2014

Preschool pays off, but only for kids that go
The Boston Globe, Column by Evan Horowitz, May 14, 2014

Early education key to state's future prosperity
The Boston Globe, Letter to the editor by Thomas Weber, May 12, 2014

Walsh hopes to double preschool enrollment by 2018
The Boston Globe, Story by James Vaznis, May 7, 2014

Fund early education, as Oklahoma does
The Boston Globe, Column by Yvonne Abraham, May 4, 2014

Checking the temp of the biz community
Cape Cod Times, Column by Sean Gonsalves, April 24, 2014

Study finds universal prekindergarten in Massachusetts could cost $1.5 billion
Wicked Local: Swansea, Story by Gerry Tuoti, April 22, 2014

Our opinion: Finding a budget balance
The Berkshire Eagle, Editorial, April 14, 2014

Many families get no help to pay for early education cost
The Boston Globe, Story by Joshua Miller, April 7, 2014

The push for tuition free full-day kindergarten
Bay State Parent Magazine, Story by Erica Brown, April 2014

Holyoke School Superintendent Sergio Paez, Assistant Paul Hyry plot to move from reading 'crisis' to improvement
The Republican, Story by Mike Plaisanse, February 20, 2014

Early education sector hoping to build off recent state investments
State House News Service, Story by Colleen Quinn, February 5, 2014

Much of the country lacks full-day kindergarten, lost in push for public pre-k is shortage of full-day kindergarten
Wall Street Journal - Market Watch, Story by Jonnelle Marte, January 31, 2014

One thousand books by kindergarten
Cape Cod Times, Story by Sean Gonsalves, January 6, 2014

Universal pre-k the answer? Cambridge can be the test
The Boston Globe, Editorial, December 29, 2013

Target gaps in achievement early, before they take root
The Boston Globe, Letter to the editor by Christopher Martes, November 20, 2013

MCAS scores highlight 3d-grade reading problem
CommonWealthMagazine.org, Voices/Perspectives by Christopher Martes and Carolyn Lyons, October 23, 2013

The Report Card
Shirley Oracle, column by Tom Casey, October 11, 2013

Guest View: Early literacy success requires team effort
The Standard-Times, Op-ed by Craig Dutra, Pam Kuechler and Carolyn Lyons, October 3, 2013

Full-day kindergarten examined in Billerica
Billerica Minuteman, Story by Mary K. McBride, September 27, 2013

Improvement needed on statewide MCAS performance
Taunton Daily Gazette, Letter to the editor by Carolyn Lyons, September 24, 2013

Reading programs aren't working for the young
Lowell Sun, Editorial, September 24, 2013

Third-graders lag in MCAS reading for 12th straight year
Lowell Sun, Story by Lisa Hagen, September 21, 2013

State releases MCAS scores; Athol school underperforming
Telegram & Gazette, Story by Jacqueline Reis, September 21, 2013

Mixed grades on Cape MCAS scores
Cape Cod Times, Story by Cynthia McCormick, September 21, 2013

Two Boston schools face takeover after MCAS results
The Boston Globe, Story by James Vaznis, September 19, 2013

At Orchard Gardens, Patrick touts turnaround success
State House News Service, Story by Andy Metzger, September 18, 2013

Governor Deval Patrick visits Orchard Gardens school to tout test score improvements
Boston.com, Story (State House News Service), September 18, 2013

Egerman and Berger: Education is the path to prosperity
The MetroWest Daily News, Op-ed by Paul Egerman and Noah Berger, September 8, 2013

Full-day kindergarten enrollment on South Shore is far behind rest of state
Brockton Enterprise, Story by Chris Burrell, September 3, 2013

Investing in early education
Boston Business Journal, Op-ed by Asa Fanelli, August 9-15, 2013

In Massachusetts, more support needed for early education
The Bay State Banner, Op-ed by Jane E. Tewksbury and John Jackson, July 8, 2013

Malone says FY14 budget investments in early ed a good start
State House News Service, Story by Matt Murphy, July 2, 2013

Lawmakers should maximize investment in young children
CommonWealthMagazine.org, Voices/Perspectives by Alyssa Haywoode, June 5, 2013

We'd better smarten up
Cape Cod Times, Column by Sean Gonsalves, June 2, 2013

Why reading programs in Massachusetts are failing
WBUR 90.9, Cognoscenti, Commentary by Nonie K. Lesaux, May 28, 2013

"Born Learning Trail" opens to promote early literacy in Pittsfield
WAMC, Story by Lucas Willard, May 20, 2013

Parents must spend time with children
Telegram & Gazette, Letter to the editor by Danielle Morrow, May 19, 2013

The report card
Pepperell Free Press, Column by Tom Casey, May 10, 2013

Early education would do more for kids in poverty
The Boston Globe, Letter to the editor by Thomas Gosnell, May 13, 2013

With policymakers demanding action, early childhood educators look for funding
The Standard-Times, Story by Natalie Sherman, May 12, 2013

Let's back early education
Telegram & Gazette, Op-ed by Dr. Mark Vining, May 9 2013

States must invest in early ed.
The Malden Observer, Op-ed by Senator Katherine Clark, May 9, 2013

We must spend more on early ed
Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise, Op-ed by Cecile Tousignant, May 1, 2013

House budget cuts early education, support for cultural programs
State House News Service, Story by Michael Norton, April 11, 2013

High-quality programs spring from all sectors
The Boston Globe, Letter to the editor by Ada Rosmarin, April 1, 2013

Our representatives must prioritize early education
Cape Cod Times, Letter to the editor by Patrice Headd Stutzenberger, March 27, 2013

The value of early education
Lynnfield Villager, Editorial, March 27, 2013

Governor rightly pushes for earlier investment in children
The Boston Globe, Editorial, March 26, 2013

Patrick's ambitious tax plan offers basis for compromise
The Boston Globe, Editorial, March 24, 2013

Clear case for early childhood funding
Boston Business Journal, Op-ed by Arnold Hiatt & Paul O’Brien, March 22, 2013

Our View: "Investment, not consumption"
The Standard-Times, Editorial, March 22, 2013

Early ed. chief sees "good chance" for education investments
State House News Service, Story by Andy Metzger, March 21, 2013

Slow drive toward early ed. reform
Cape Cod Times, Column by Sean Gonsalves, March 21, 2013

Education push gets backing
The Boston Globe, Story by Todd Feathers, March 21, 2013

New Jersey pre-k holds lessons for Mass.
CommonWealthMagazine.org, Voices/Perspectives by Irene Sege, March 21, 2013

In New Jersey, courts played role in expanding early ed. access
State House News Service, Story by Colleen Quinn, March 20, 2013

NJ pre-k holds important lessons for MA
The Boston Globe, Op-ed by W. Steven Barnett, March 20, 2013

Improve funding for Somerville schools in state budget
Wicked Local Somerville, Letter to the editor by Craig Simpson, March 20, 2013

A safe investment
Cape Cod Times, Editorial, March 19, 2013

Towns looking for early education support
Framingham Tab, Story by Scott O'Connell, March 17, 2013

Preschool programs can make crucial difference in kids' lives
The Boston Globe, Letter to the editor by Dr. Michael Yogman, March 14, 2013

Boost needed to help kids succeed and avoid trouble
The Boston Globe, Letter to the editor by Jane Tewksbury, March 14, 2013

The politics of early education
Cape Cod Times, Column by Sean Gonsalves, March 14, 2013

What is a 'rigorous' preschool curriculum?
CommonWealthMagazine.org, Voices/Perspectives by Irene Sege, March 11, 2013

Early childhood investment
The Recorder, Op-ed by Kim S. Audette, March 5, 2013

Some preschools’ seats empty after freeze on state aid
The Boston Globe, Story by Akilah Johnson, March 4, 2013

Viewpoint: Early education best preventive medicine
The Republican, Op-ed by Joan Kagan, March 3, 2013

Read across the county
The Berkshire Eagle, Story by Jenn Smith, March 2, 2013

Gov. Patrick's early-education plan promotes access, quality, and choice
The Boston Globe, Letter to the editor by Matthew Malone, Feb 27, 2013

Parents can find high-quality options in variety of early education settings
The Boston Globe, Letter to the editor by Carolyn Lyons, Feb 27, 2013

Early education funding needed
CommonWealthMagazine.org, Voices/Perspectives by Irene Sege, Feb 20, 2013

The ABCs of early learning
Sunday Cape Cod Times, Column by Sean Gonsalves, February 17, 2013

County lends backing to reading initiative
The Berkshire Eagle, Letter to the editor by Karen Vogel, February 17, 2013

Letter: Focus on early education belongs at top of list
The Standard-Times, Letter to the editor by Robert French, February 15, 2013

'Governing for the next generation'
Salem News, Story by Jonathan Phelps, February 15, 2013

Patrick touts early education plan
The Eagle-Tribune, Story by Jonathan Phelps, February 15, 2013

Lyons praises Governor Patrick
Milton Times, Letter to the editor by Carolyn Lyons, February 7, 2013

Patrick's budget supports children
The Republican, Letter to the editor by John Davis, February 6, 2013

Invest in early childhood education
The Patriot Ledger, Letter to the editor by Ada Rosmarin, February 4, 2013

Patrick budget gets reading right
Telegram & Gazette, Letter to the editor from Jennifer Davis Carey, February 3, 2013

Back Patrick’s education investments
The Berkshire Eagle, Letter to the editor from Kris Hazzard and John Bissell, January 26, 2013

Never too young to be read to
The Standard-Times, Story by Lauren Daley, January 22, 2013

Our Opinion: A focus on education
Berkshire Eagle, Editorial, January 17, 2013

$2.5B school aid plan outlined by Governor Patrick
The Boston Globe, Story by James Vaznis and Akilah Johnson, January 16, 2013

Rep. Brodeur addresses forum on literacy
Melrose Free Press, Story, December 1, 2012

Experts emphasize importance of family involvement at Cambridge Public Library talk
Cambridge Chronicle, Story by Emily Cataneo, November 15, 2012

Advocates: Parents key to young student literacy
MetroWest Daily News, Story by Laura Krantz, November 13, 2012

Reading law targets daunting problem
CommonWealthMagazine.org, Voices/Perspectives by Irene Sege, October 30, 2012

Eight questions about young children to ask candidates
MassMoms.com, Post on Telegram & Gazette website, October 2, 2012

Reading matters
Cape Cod Times, Editorial, September 30, 2012

MCAS disparity raises questions
MetroWest Daily News, Story by Scott O’Connell, September 24, 2012

Latest MCAS results reflect gains
The Boston Globe, Story by Peter Schworm, September 18, 2012

MCAS scores trending up
CommonWealth Magazine online, Story by Andy Metzger, September 18, 2012

State education secretary stresses early literacy during New Bedford visit
The Standard-Times, Story by Charis Anderson, August 22, 2012

Focusing on literacy will help every student succeed
Wicked Local Melrose, Op-ed by Senator Katherine Clark, August 2, 2012

Helping every child succeed
Lynnfield Patch, Op-ed by Senator Katherine Clark, August 1, 2012

House passes bill on third grade reading proficiency
Barre Gazette, Story, July 26, 2012

House passes reading proficiency bill
Agawam Advertiser, Story, July 19, 2012

House bill addresses third-grade reading proficiency
Wicked Local Hingham, Story, July 19, 2012

Walz’s bill on reading proficiency unanimously approved
Back Bay Sun, Story, July 18, 2012

Officials: Bill supports work being done on reading proficiency
North Adams Transcript, Story by Amanda Korman, July 18, 2012

House passes bill in effort to raise reading proficiency
Athol Daily News, Story, July 17, 2012

Mass. House passes early childhood literacy bill
MetroWest Daily News, Story, July 11, 2012

Legislation aims to improve early education
MetroWest Daily News, Story by Scott O’Connell, July 11, 2012

Making reading count  
Lowell Sun, Editorial, July 11, 2012

Bill aims to boost third grade reading
Lowell Sun, Story by Evan Lips, July 10, 2012

Math skills needed for future workforce
The Republican, Op-ed by JD Chesloff and Larry Maier, July 8, 2012

Leading the way in reading
The Berkshire Eagle, Story by Jenn Smith, July 7, 2012

Springfield raising bar in reading proficiency
The Republican, Editorial, July 6, 2012

Just read
Telegram & Gazette, Editorial, June 24, 2012

Statewide effort to help young readers
The Berkshire Eagle, Editorial, June 12, 2012

Pittsfield literacy promo honored
The Berkshire Eagle, Story by Jenn Smith, June 11, 2012

Reading really is fundamental
Telegram & Gazette, Op-ed by Jennifer Davis Carey, June 8, 2012

The education state, for now
Business West, Op-ed by Jim Squires, June 4, 2012

Massachusetts is the education state for now
The Boston Globe, Op-ed by Jim Squires, May 18, 2012

Local lawmakers to attend early literacy event
Melrose Free Press, Story, May 10, 2012

Full-day kindergarten should be universal
CommonWealthMagazine.org, Voices/Perspectives by Irene Sege, May 8, 2012

Early literacy needs to start before kindergarten
The Boston Globe, Letter to the editor by Amy O'Leary, May 7 2012

Lawmakers lend a hand for “Brain Building in Progress Week”
Melrose Free Press, Story, May 3, 2012

More Massachusetts schools offering full-day kindergarten
Telegram & Gazette, Story by Elaine Thompson, April 27, 2012

Gallery: Melrose lawmakers at “Brain Building in Progress Week”
WickedLocal.com/Wakefield, Online photo gallery, April 27, 2012

Support early ed
Cape Cod Times, Editorial, April 24, 2012

Are there simple answers to education challenges?
The Standard-Times, Editorial, April 5, 2012

Full-day kindergarten takes hold in more Bay State schools
The Ashland Tab, Story by David Riley, March 25, 2012

Full-time kindergarten is an investment
The MetroWest Daily News, Story by David Riley and Scott O'Connell, March 25, 2012

Full-day kindergarten takes hold in Brockton area
The Enterprise, Story by Dan McCready and David Riley, March 20, 2012

A Pittsfield Promise to young readers
The Berkshire Eagle, Editorial, February 22, 2012

Pittsfield Promise setting a lofty goal for reading
The Berkshire Eagle, Story by Tony Dobrowolski, February 21, 2012

Federal early ed aid is great but not enough
CommonWealthMagazine.org, Voices/Perspectives by Irene Sege, February 13, 2012

Fed funds boost early education as Patrick cites 'challenging' budget
Malden Observer, Story by Matt Murphy (State House News Service), January 18, 2012

Mass wins $50M grant for early learning
WWLP-TV, Story by Christine Lee, January 17, 2012

Mass. leaders celebrate federal education funds
WBUR-FM, Story by Steve Brown, January 17, 2012

Advocating for education
Milford Daily News, Story, January 4, 2012

 
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