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The Trust for Learning Releases New Research That Illuminates Parent Priorities for Early Childhood Education

The Trust for Learning released today the first-ever comprehensive survey of parent motivations as consumers of early childhood programs and resources. The vast majority of parents strongly desire early childhood education (ECE) that is highly personalized, child-centric and supports their… Read More

The Trust for Learning Announces the Opening of the Brady Education Foundation’s Request for Proposals to Research the Impact of Montessori Education in Public Schools

Five year, $3 million investment to investigate how the Montessori approach produces achievement outcomes for children age three to third grade and may reduce the achievement gap between children from under-resourced communities and other children. Read More

How Investing In Preschool Beats The Stock Market, Hands Down

If you got 13 percent back on your investments every year, you’d be pretty happy, right? Remember, the S&P 500, historically, has averaged about 7 percent when adjusted for inflation. What if the investment is in children, and the return… Read More

Living Montessori: Stephen Curry & Family

American Montessori Society,

Living Montessori: Stephen Curry & Family from American Montessori Society on Vimeo. NBA superstar Stephen Curry, and his remarkable family, tell us how a Montessori education has helped shape their outlook on life in an exclusive interview, filmed at the… Read More

Does Pre-K Make Any Difference?

The New York Times ,

“There are no easy routes to preschool success…It takes time, money and a relentless focus on quality — but it has been done.” Read More

The Joyful, Illiterate Kindergartners of Finland

The Atlantic ,

The American kindergarten experience has become much more academic—and at the expense of play. Read More

Quality Early Childhood Education: Enduring Benefits

Heckman Equation ,

Professor Heckman shares his opinion on the Hechinger Report and weighs in on the so-called myth of fadeout in light of recent attention and news about the issue. Read More

Building Bridges: A Summative Evaluation

Report,

This report was commissioned by Trust for Learning to document the process and outcomes of the Trust’s investment in the Montessori movement over four years. Prepared by Sheherazade Hirji. Read More

Education: Start Young, Involve Parents, Empower Children and Be Patient

Huffington Post,

Terry Ford, November 2015: The Co-Founder of Lumin, a system of Montessori schools in East Dallas, discusses how this approach proves that all children can succeed when we start young and involve parents. Read More

Funders Launch Collaborative Effort to Create More Self-Motivated Learners and Innovative Problem Solvers in Nation’s Schools

Press release,

Trust for Learning will promote changes in how, what, and when children learn and expand availability of proven methods for disadvantaged students Read More