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San Antonio’s Pre-K 4 SA ranked high among programs nationwide

December 12, 2019

An annual report assessing quality and access to early childhood education programs in the country’s 40 largest cities gave San Antonio a gold medal for the second consecutive year. The recognition was issued Thursday by the Rutgers University Graduate School of Education’s well-regarded National Institute for Early Eucational Research (NIEER) and CityHealth, a nonprofit policy…

New report dings Denver’s preschool program quality, but there’s more to the story

December 12, 2019

A national report on the quality of city preschool programs across the country gives Denver a mediocre rating, but program leaders and the report’s authors say the 10-point checklist doesn’t tell the whole story.

Researchers: Detroit could become a national leader in pre-K

December 12, 2019

As cities across the country expand their preschool offerings, Detroit is at the front of the pack. A new report awarded the city a gold medal for a program that provides free, high-quality pre-K classes to 4-year-olds from low-income families. Only two other cities — Seattle and San Antonio — received a perfect 10 out…

Childcare Commitments Are Driving Women Out of Big Law

December 3, 2019
By Dylan Jackson

Childcare commitments are the most frequently cited factor for women leaving Big Law, according to a survey of more than 1,200 senior partners by ALM Intelligence and the American Bar Association.

Charlottesville event focuses on importance of early childhood services

December 3, 2019
By Lottye Lockhart

CHARLOTTESVILLE, V.A. (WVIR) – People in Charlottesville are learning about the importance investing in early childhood services. It’s all part of Early Childhood Policy Convening and Advocacy Training being held at the Jefferson School’s African American Heritage Center Tuesday, December 3.

Opinion: The best education investments start well before school

December 2, 2019
Amitai Etzioni

In debates over education policy, we often hear new ideas about investing large amounts of funds in higher education in the form of free tuition, fellowships and loan forgiveness programs, among others.

Seattle Preschool Program Recognized As One Of The Nation’s Best

November 20, 2019

Results of the Seattle Preschool Program’s (SPP) fourth year of implementation conclude Seattle has one of the best public preschool programs in the United States.

Delaware’s big opportunity: Reverse the enrollment, funding trends for Universal Pre-K

November 18, 2019
W. Steven Barnett

Delawareans are increasingly aware their state needs to invest to increase access to high-quality pre-K for all children. That’s not surprising considering what we learned from collecting and analyzing nearly 20 years of data on state investments in pre-K.

Workforce Readiness Report outlines how state should invest in PA youth

November 15, 2019

On November 12, 2019, members of the Mission: Readiness council  joined Governor Tom Wolf and Pennsylvania’s Adjutant General, Major General Anthony Carrelli to announce the results of the organization’s  Workforce Readiness Report . The report primarily focuses on research-based support for investing in Pennsylvania’s youth. In addition to providing suggestions for areas of improvement, the report documents steps and victories that…

Meet the woman looking to build a national model for early childhood education—starting in Flint

November 15, 2019

Relentlessly driven by faith and family, Denise Smith leads the charge to build a new early childhood education system for the youngest of Flint’s kids. And, maybe, if all goes right, the entire United States—but one step at a time.