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New Research Finds Statewide Tobacco 21 (T-21) Laws Appear to be Working

New Research Finds Statewide Tobacco 21 (T-21) Laws Appear to be Working

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. According to a new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), statewide Tobacco 21 (T-21) laws that prohibit the sale of tobacco products to people under the age of 21 appear to be having their intended outcome of reducing youth tobacco use. That is good news for states across the country, including Indiana, whose T-21 law went into effect on July 1, 2020. Tobacco use is the leadin…
Health
The Science of Early Reading and More Time for Social Studies Instruction: Could These Be Keys to Helping Improve America’s Poor Reading Outcomes?

The Science of Early Reading and More Time for Social Studies Instruction: Could These Be Keys to Helping Improve America’s Poor Reading Outcomes?

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. Earlier this year, results from the 2019 administration of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP, also referred to as “The Nation’s Scorecard”) were released and revealed the following discouraging news: average reading scores of fourth-, eighth- and twelfth-graders in the U.S. declined from prior NAEP assessments in all three grade levels and remain troublingly lo…
Education
Indianapolis eLearning Fund Announces Statewide Virtual Hub in Partnership with the College Football Playoff Foundation

Indianapolis eLearning Fund Announces Statewide Virtual Hub in Partnership with the College Football Playoff Foundation

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. Optimistically, many of us believed in late March that a two-week shutdown of business and schools due to the COVID-19 virus would cause some disruption to our daily lives but would be a wise investment in stemming the impact of the first international pandemic in modern history. Four months later, the economy is slowly reopening, but with no foreseeable return to normalcy. The impact of COVID-19 has been…
Education, General, Health
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