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Early Childhood Battle In Indiana Continues


July 11, 2016 AssessmentOutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations
WIBQ

The battle for quality Pre-K education in Indiana continues as the November election draws near. Governor Mike Pence had pushed for a pilot program called  On My Way Pre-K , but then rejected millions of dollars in federal funding. Pence is in a tough battle for re-election, and has expressed renewed interest in the federal money. State Superintendent of…

Early Childhood Battle In Indiana Continues


July 11, 2016 AssessmentOutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations
WIBQ

The battle for quality Pre-K education in Indiana continues as the November election draws near. Governor Mike Pence had pushed for a pilot program called  On My Way Pre-K , but then rejected millions of dollars in federal funding. Pence is in a tough battle for re-election, and has expressed renewed interest in the federal money. State Superintendent of…

Early education is a disaster in U.S., study finds


July 8, 2016 Economics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityQuality and CurriculumState & LocalWorkforce
Lauren Camera

Policies in all 50 states fall short of addressing the issues.

Low pay, outdated ideas about field hurt early childhood educators: report


July 8, 2016 Economics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityQuality and CurriculumState & LocalWorkforce
Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz

Nearly half of child care workers in Illinois are part of families that rely on public assistance, according to a new report that calls for long-overdue action to improve the wages of the people tasked with caring for kids in the earliest years of their lives. Researchers from the University of California at Berkeley on…

Early education is a disaster in U.S., study finds


July 8, 2016 Economics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityQuality and CurriculumState & LocalWorkforce
Lauren Camera

Policies in all 50 states fall short of addressing the issues.

How does West Virginia rank in access to pre-kindergarten?


July 8, 2016 AccessQuality and Curriculum
Lauren Talotta

“Everyone wants their children to have a good head start,” said Holyfield. It’s a goal that is becoming more and more attainable for three and four-year-olds in our state. Recent studies show that West Virginia is a step above the majority of other states when it comes to providing early childhood education. “The National Institute…

Low pay, outdated ideas about field hurt early childhood educators: report


July 8, 2016 Economics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityQuality and CurriculumState & LocalWorkforce
Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz

Nearly half of child care workers in Illinois are part of families that rely on public assistance, according to a new report that calls for long-overdue action to improve the wages of the people tasked with caring for kids in the earliest years of their lives. Researchers from the University of California at Berkeley on…

How does West Virginia rank in access to pre-kindergarten?


July 8, 2016 AccessQuality and Curriculum
Lauren Talotta

“Everyone wants their children to have a good head start,” said Holyfield. It’s a goal that is becoming more and more attainable for three and four-year-olds in our state. Recent studies show that West Virginia is a step above the majority of other states when it comes to providing early childhood education. “The National Institute…

Tech for tots and teachers: promoting STEM learning in preK-3 classrooms


July 1, 2016 Quality and CurriculumWorkforce
Jamie Martines

Toy building blocks aren’t an unusual sight in a preschool classroom. But teachers aren’t typically using them in a physics lesson about force and gravity with their four-year-olds.That’s largely because teachers aren’t comfortable with introducing young children to science, according to a group of educators committed to helping elementary school teachers become better at teaching…

Tech for tots and teachers: promoting STEM learning in preK-3 classrooms


July 1, 2016 Quality and CurriculumWorkforce
Jamie Martines

Toy building blocks aren’t an unusual sight in a preschool classroom. But teachers aren’t typically using them in a physics lesson about force and gravity with their four-year-olds.That’s largely because teachers aren’t comfortable with introducing young children to science, according to a group of educators committed to helping elementary school teachers become better at teaching…