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Volume 15, Issue 24

November 4, 2016

Highlighting the week's most interesting stories and studies: Is there an elephant--or a donkey--in the room? Get your ELS Assessment Tool and View the ECE Guidelines webinar

Volume 15, Issue 23

October 28, 2016

Highlighting the week's most interesting stories and studies: Is your community a "child care desert"? How prek discipline affects access and equity. And a chance to talk with USDOE about new ESSA guidelines for ECE.

Volume 15, Issue 22

October 21, 2016

Hot Topics PreK at the Polls While politicians and pundits debate poll results, recent polls have found a landslide of support for child care from a key constituency–parents–as well as voter support for preschool education. The extent to which survey respondents think of preschool education and child care as distinct is not entirely clear, but parents overwhelmingly view child…

Volume 15, Issue 21

October 14, 2016

Hot Topics PreK on the Ballot Preschool–its benefits, its costs and its accessibility–is gaining attention from the debate stage to city hall. Republican Donald Trump has offered a tax deduction to help middle- and upper-income families recoup some costs of child care and preschool and encouraged employers to offer onsite childcare. Democrat Hillary Clinton, an advocate for universal preschool…

Volume 15, Issue 20

October 7, 2016

Hot Topics Got Teachers? Meeting the needs of children during the first years of life so they can achieve their potential recently captured headlines around the world. From who should be teaching, to providing “nurturing care” and measuring outcomes, US and international attention is focused on early childhood education. A recent Education Week article cites  “A Coming Crisis in Teaching? Teacher Supply, Demand and Shortages in the U.S.,” a new…