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Five Decades of Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice and Party Platforms


July 28, 2016 Outcomes
John Kelly

In terms of forward movement of policy, the party convention platform has little political value. It is not binding in any way on the candidate of the party and his or her administration. But they are interesting historical markers, a testament to the political zeitgeist every four years. Youth Services Insider dug into a couple of decades worth…

San Diego’s Kindergarten Shock


July 26, 2016 OutcomesQuality and Curriculum
Scott Lewis

San Diego writer tells us that equipping more children to enter kindergarten prepared won’t be easy. We could extend transitional kindergarten to all students. We could expand slots for universal preschool and vouchers for good preschools. We could massage the standards. But whatever we do, new parents need to know right away that they must set their kids’ educations…

San Diego’s Kindergarten Shock


July 26, 2016 OutcomesQuality and Curriculum
Scott Lewis

San Diego writer tells us that equipping more children to enter kindergarten prepared won’t be easy. We could extend transitional kindergarten to all students. We could expand slots for universal preschool and vouchers for good preschools. We could massage the standards. But whatever we do, new parents need to know right away that they must set their kids’ educations…

Education group applauds W.Va. for gains in graduation rates, early education


July 18, 2016 OutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations
Bill Frye

West Virginia is making gains improving its graduation rate, while earning more praise for its dedication to early learning. The report, “Gauging Progress, Accelerating Pace” from the Southern Regional Education Board, details West Virginia’s efforts to improve standards and student success as well other states in the SREB’s region. The report details the fact that West…

Education group applauds W.Va. for gains in graduation rates, early education


July 18, 2016 OutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations
Bill Frye

West Virginia is making gains improving its graduation rate, while earning more praise for its dedication to early learning. The report, “Gauging Progress, Accelerating Pace” from the Southern Regional Education Board, details West Virginia’s efforts to improve standards and student success as well other states in the SREB’s region. The report details the fact that West…

Racial inequality starts in preschool


July 15, 2016 Outcomes
Esther Canty-Barnes

Studies show that black boys have a greater risk of suspension.

Racial inequality starts in preschool


July 15, 2016 Outcomes
Esther Canty-Barnes

Studies show that black boys have a greater risk of suspension.

A divided electorate is united on early childhood education


July 14, 2016 AccessGovernance and AccountabilityOutcomesState & Local
First Five Years Fund

In the midst of an angry and polarized election, 90% of voters agree on one thing: Congress and the next president should work together to make quality early childhood education more accessible and affordable to low- and middle-income families. That includes 78% of Trump supporters and 97% of Clinton supporters. The First Five Years Fund’s…

In Idaho, preschool comes with a price


July 14, 2016 Economics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityOutcomesState & Local
Kevin Trevellyan

Idaho is among five states nationally that don’t fund preschool despite the proven benefits it can offer. Though the Legislature did boost education funding by $107 million last session, preschool was ignored. There have been many legislative efforts as recent as 2015 to introduce public preschool to Idaho, but none have grown past ideas. Last year’s…

A divided electorate is united on early childhood education


July 14, 2016 AccessGovernance and AccountabilityOutcomesState & Local
First Five Years Fund

In the midst of an angry and polarized election, 90% of voters agree on one thing: Congress and the next president should work together to make quality early childhood education more accessible and affordable to low- and middle-income families. That includes 78% of Trump supporters and 97% of Clinton supporters. The First Five Years Fund’s…