The most successful elementary schools are those that build strong partnerships with their local communities, says EDC’s David Jacobson. In the new issue of Kappan, Jacobson maintains that these partnerships are working to help support young children and their families in critical ways, beginning in early childhood.
Basa Pilipinas and Mindanao Youth for Development (MyDEV), both EDC projects in the Philippines supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), are highlighted for their work providing early grade reading materials to students and access to education and livelihood training to out-of-school youth.
EDC President and CEO David Offensend writes in the Boston Business Journal about the U.S. opioid crisis, saying that a thoughtful direction that focuses on prevention is a critical part of the national response.
EDC’s Rebecca Jackson Stoeckle discusses some of the challenges to care faced by women vets and also discusses Women Vets on Point, a new program created by EDC and U.S.VETS, that seeks to address some of these barriers.
To help children from urban centers experience nature, EDC, PBS Kids, and WGBH Boston teamed up to create Plum Landing, a toolkit that includes hands-on activities and videos for six- to nine-year-olds.
In an opinion piece, EDC’s Carol Oliver writes that the stigma surrounding substance use disorders may delay or prevent seeking help. Oliver says that a change in attitude is needed regarding how addiction and mental health issues are discussed.