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Volume 18, Issue 15


May 13, 2019

Hot Topics The State of Preschool is Coming (Season 16) Available Wednesday, April 17th, the Yearbook presents a stark view of preschool policy in the states. This year’s report features, for a second time, the results of a special supplemental survey on workforce policies. How well does your state support it’s preschool teachers?  Last time we reported on the workforce  the results were not encouraging,…

Volume 18, Issue 14


May 13, 2019

Hot Topics When Quality Matters Even More When we think about childcare, we generally think about programs during standard working hours. But for parents working nonstandard hours, childcare can be scarce and high-quality programs are almost unheard of. According to the 2012 National Survey of Early Care and Education only about 6-8% of centers offer…

Volume 18, Issue 13


May 13, 2019

Hot Topics Quality and Qualifications A  new meta-analysis  from Drs. Matthew Manning, Gabriel T. W. Wong, Christopher M. Fleming, and Susanne Garvis shows a strong link between teacher qualification and classroom quality. While it may seem common sense—better trained teachers are better at teaching, right?—a number of researchers have thrown shade at the idea. Looking over 49…

Volume 18, Issue 12


March 26, 2019

Hot Topics ECE Apprenticeships NIEER’s  YearbookHeadstart Yearbook , and  Workforce Special Report  have identified a clear problem with the lack of educational attainment for the ECE workforce. But identifying the problem is the easy part. Even if every state legislature in the country passed a law requiring lead teachers to have a BA and an early education credential, those…

Volume 18, Issue 11


March 15, 2019

Highlighting the week's most interesting stories and studies: Families, Budgets and Pre-K Benefits

Volume 18, Issue 10


March 8, 2019

Highlighting the week's most interesting stories and studies: Promises, Roundtable, Exemplars

Volume 18, Issue 9


March 1, 2019

Highlighting the week's most interesting stories and studies: P-3, Take This Quiz, Cities

Volume 18, Issue 8


February 22, 2019

Highlighting the week's most interesting stories and studies: Legislation, Leadership and Funding

Volume 18, Issue 7


February 15, 2019

Highlighting the week's most interesting stories and studies: ECE Pioneers, Child Care and K-12

Volume 18, Issue 6


February 8, 2019

Highlighting the week's most interesting stories and studies: Head Start, Making a Difference, AVANCE