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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…