Lisa Guernsey, author of Into the Minds of Babes, is the director of the Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation. She edits a group blog on early education policy — Early Ed Watch — and writes often on the intersection of digital media and early childhood. In reporting on education and technology over the past 15 years, Lisa has worked for the New York Times and the Chronicle of Higher Education and has contributed to Newsweek, the Washington Post, Consumer Reports, the American Prospect and other publications. Into the Minds of Babes will be released in paperback as Screen Time: How Electronic Media — From Baby Videos to Educational Software — Affects Your Young Child. It will be in stores on March 20, 2012.
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