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Sara Mead

Sara Mead is a senior associate with Bellwether Education, a nonprofit that works to build the field of organizations accelerating achievement for low-income students.

Learning to read by third grade is a goal that can organize everything we do for kids. Read more

Special Report

Improvement can't stop at kindergarten. Top-notch "early education" must extend to 3rd grade -- and beyond. Read more

Special Report

Given the prominence of issues like Iraq and health care, is there room for the candidates to say smart things about improving public education? Edwards' new policy plan suggests there's hope. Read more

Education in America

A new book explains why other progressive causes should take some cues from the preschool movement. Read more

Education in America