child literacy http://wamc.org en "Free to Learn" by Peter Gray http://wamc.org/post/free-learn-peter-gray <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In his new book, <em>Free to Learn</em>, developmental psychologist Peter Gray argues that our children, if free to pursue their own interests through play, will not only learn all they need to know, but will do so with energy and passion.</p><p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 61046 at http://wamc.org "Free to Learn" by Peter Gray Education Official Promotes Child Literacy Efforts http://wamc.org/post/education-official-promotes-child-literacy-efforts <p>Education officials in Massachusetts are stressing the importance of early childhood literacy when it comes to closing the achievement gap.&nbsp; A pioneering reading proficiency program in Springfield has been nationally recognized.&nbsp; WAMC&rdquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p></p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 19:04:56 +0000 Paul Tuthill 43849 at http://wamc.org Education Official Promotes Child Literacy Efforts