Four Million Low-Income Americans Have Crossed the Digital Divide Through Comcast’s Internet Essentials Program

Comcast recently announced that its acclaimed Internet Essentials program, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive high-speed Internet adoption program, has connected more than four million low-income Americans, about one million households, to high-speed Internet service at home. [read more…]

Educators say bilingualism is linked to enhanced academic and social skills. /Courtesy of DCPS via the Hechinger Project

Early Childhood Education: The Bedrock of All Learning

The Washington Teachers’ Union (WTU) views high-quality early childhood programs as the bedrock for all student learning and social-emotional development. The evidence is overwhelming that the early years are the most important learning years, and [read more…]


Back to School Preparation: More Families Need Help Arming Students

As thousands of other D.C. area residents prepare for the yearly back to school routine, assistance for these families comes from schools, nonprofit organizations and private businesses who continue to collect and donate basic items to help defray the costs of those less fortunate. [read more…]


Twelve Years Later: Class of ‘Katrina’ Set to Graduate

The Katrina Class — the kindergarteners who entered school after Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc in New Orleans — will soon begin their senior year of high school. Most say they’re thrilled with the prospect of entering the adult world but questions remain about the educational experience of today’s seniors compared to a dozen years ago. [read more…]