Policy Areas

The Broader Bolder Approach to Education promotes a set of policies that, together, prepare all children to begin school ready to learn, ensure that they are healthy and well fed so that they can learn effectively during the school day, and provide enriching activities that sustain and build on that learning after school hours and over the summer.

Read the BBA mission and accountability statements to learn more.

Early Childhood Education

Quality early childhood education prepares children for kindergarten and establishes a strong, rich foundation for later development and learning. 

Learn more about early childhood education

Comprehensive Strategies

Health and nutrition supports ensure that children come to school immunized, well fed, and without toothaches or acute asthma attacks that prevent them from focusing and learning.

After- and summer-school enrichment provides space to do and help with homework, adult support and mentoring, and the academic, cultural, and recreational activities that are needed to develop creative thinkers, informed voters, and civic leaders.

Learn more about comprehensive strategies

School Improvement

Accountability systems support and enhance good teaching and leadership and offer effective ways of identifying excellent teachers to mentor peers and weak teachers who should switch jobs.

Learn more about school improvement

Share the BBA Principles

Feed all students well so their teachers can teach. Nearly half of elementary and one third of middle school teachers report having to bring food to class for their students. It's time for a Broader, Bolder Approach to Education!

Learning begins at birth, education should too. By kindergarten, poor children lag behind their better-off peers by as much as two years. We need a Broader, Bolder Approach to Education!

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BBA Infographic

10:1 That's Nobel economist James Heckman's estimated return to society from high-quality pre-k programs' help in boosting low-income children's cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and social readiness for school and life. View the full BBA infographic to learn more.

Bolder Approach to Education Infographic

Broader, BOLDER Approach to Education

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