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New York City offers a model for early education


August 23, 2016 AccessAssessmentOutcomesQuality and CurriculumUniversal and Targeted
Reggie Dogan

During the first few years of life, a child learns so much about themselves and the world around them, and parents are their first teachers. Parents, at their best, teach their children how to speak, how to walk, how to feed themselves. They teach them the alphabet, shapes and colors, and in some instances how to…

What do preschool teachers need to do a better job?


August 16, 2016 Economics and FinanceQuality and CurriculumWorkforce
Lillian Mongeau

One city’s attempt to professionalize early education could be a model for the nation

U.S. education chief gives Colorado kudos for early childhood efforts


August 2, 2016 Economics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityQuality and CurriculumState & Local
Ann Schimke

Colorado got a high-profile pat on the back Monday with a visit from U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, who lauded the state’s efforts to raise child care quality and improve early childhood systems. He whirled through Denver before heading to Delaware, where he’ll conclude a two-day tour meant to spotlight states that have…

Our children, our future – bridging the partisan divide


August 2, 2016 AccessGovernance and AccountabilityOutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & Local
Mark Shriver

Our children’s future is our future, and therefore a crucial element to consider when solving the challenges facing our nation. Studies show the human brain develops most rapidly between birth and age 5, yet almost all public investments in children happen after the age of 5. We cannot let our nation’s leaders forget this as…

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…

Map shows where preschool access and quality intersect


July 14, 2016 AccessQuality and Curriculum
Lillian Mongeau

Using new data by the National Institute for Early Education Research, The Hechinger Report built an interactive map that shows where preschool access and quality intersect. Of states offering a public preschool program, the largest category, with 18, are states that have a high-quality program but only offer it to a small percentage (less than…

Map shows where preschool access and quality intersect


July 14, 2016 AccessQuality and Curriculum
Lillian Mongeau

Using new data by the National Institute for Early Education Research, The Hechinger Report built an interactive map that shows where preschool access and quality intersect. Of states offering a public preschool program, the largest category, with 18, are states that have a high-quality program but only offer it to a small percentage (less than…

What do we invest in the country’s youngest? Little to nothing


July 13, 2016 AccessEconomics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityQuality and CurriculumState & Local
Lillian Mongeau

How the U.S. became one of the worst countries in the developed world for children under five

What do we invest in the country’s youngest? Little to nothing


July 13, 2016 AccessEconomics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityQuality and CurriculumState & Local
Lillian Mongeau

How the U.S. became one of the worst countries in the developed world for children under five