TYO Recommends: October 28, 2011

An op-ed from the New York Times on why we should OCCUPY THE [EARLY CHILDHOOD] CLASSROOM in order to close the achievement gap. Nick Kristoff, you're our hero!

Why women make excellent DIGITAL-AGE ENTREPRENEURS

New York Metropolitan Museum of Art to unveil new ISLAMIC ART GALLERIES : "Eight years in the making, the Met’s insightful and theatrical new presentation does justice to one of the most important collections of Islamic art outside the Middle East (Economist)."

Some great follow-up reading to our recent POST on screen time for kids and technology in the early childhood classroom from the NEW YORK TIMES and EDUCATION NATION.

Curtains rise in Doha on the Middle East's youngest FILM FESTIVAL with a gala world premier of “Black Gold,” the new feature of French auteur Jean-Jacques Annaud (Daily Star).

Study shows great improvements in psychosocial wellbeing and school readiness for low-income children from Washington State who participated in a year of EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION similar to TYO's (Washington State Dept. of Early Learning).

Author suggests making "GOOGLE'S 20% TIME" part of education in schools; sounds like non-formal education to us (Huffington Post)!