Education, Poverty, and Maryland

Education, Poverty, and Maryland

Executive Director Beth Harbinson shares the connection between education and poverty through experiences she’s witnessed first hand. CSFB’s 97 percent high school graduation rate reinforces the fact that school choice helps to break the cycle and provides education for children that parents believe will be most effective. In an article, America’s Poverty-Education Link, from The Huffington Post, contributor Howard Steven Friedman, a statistician and health economist for the United Nations and teacher at Columbia University writes: “Poverty and education are inextricably linked where education is a primary means of social mobility, enabling those born into poverty to rise in society. […]

Creative Holiday Gift Ideas to Support Learning for Kids

Playtime is an important activity for kids and is essential for their development and learning. As adults, we often forget that children are natural players and don’t pay enough attention to this important activity. Breaks from school are particularly important, and parents often worry that kids will experience an academic ‘slide’ during the summer and holiday seasons. But there are benefits to being around family and participating in activities outside of school.