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2015 Check & Connect Conference: Celebrating 25 Years of Student Engagement

In conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education, Check & Connect was established in 1990 with the goal of implementing comprehensive interventions designed to enhance student engagement for marginalized, disengaged students in grades K-12. We’ve seen great success in the 25 years since—compared to control groups, many more students who received the Check & Connect […]


WPLC Fall Program: Financial Planning for Women

Since its inception in 2002, the Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle (WPLC) has been raising the visibility of women leaders in education and human development. Its mission is to create a welcoming circle of women that combines resources to support and develop leaders through CEHD. Several times a year they gather for workshops and seminars to […]

Childhood math disability

A Closer Look at Childhood Math Disability and Difficulty

During my postgraduate studies, I decided to study neuropsychology to complement my background in child developmental psychology. This led to my doing research on children with learning disabilities, particularly problems reading due to dyslexia. While studying learning disabilities, I was surprised to discover that a small percentage of the population experienced profound difficulties with basic […]


Policy Breakfast Series: Teacher Preparation and Licensure

Preparing future generations of teachers has always been at the forefront of our mission at CEHD. Research has shown that the success of a student is greatly dependent on the quality of teachers. That’s why policies regarding the regulation of teacher preparation and licensure are a widely discussed topic—and why we’ve put an emphasis on […]


A Community and Family-Based Approach To Fighting Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is one of the most pressing issues facing our next generation. In the past few years, it’s finally started to receive the attention it deserves—thanks in part to First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign. This has been instrumental in encouraging health and fitness initiatives in our schools, homes and communities. September is […]