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State seeks more day care staff

February 24, 2004 Governance and AccountabilityQuality and CurriculumState & LocalWorkforce
Mike Chalmers

Plan would require better-educated providers

Bush: Preschool cash is scarce

December 16, 2003 OutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & LocalWorkforce
Leslie Postal

Florida can’t afford to hire teachers with college degrees for its new pre-kindergarten program but still expects the classes to improve academic achievement, particularly among poor children who usually struggle, Gov. Jeb Bush said Monday. States need “top-notch programs,” perhaps ones that cost as much as public school kindergarten, if they want to close the…

Column: 10 most underpaid jobs in America

December 11, 2003 Workforce
Chris Pummer

Preschool teachers ($21,907): Day-care workers ($19,900) are notoriously underpaid, but the real dishonor is paid to the preschool teachers who lead our 3- and 4-year-olds in ABCs and 1-2-3s in our vast dual-income absence. Birth to age 5 are critical years in the development of a child’s personality and intelligence, yet we pay these people…

City Schools Report Progress On Hiring Certified Teachers

October 29, 2003 Workforce
Catherine Gewertz

With the ticking clock of the federal No Child Left Behind Act in their ears, urban school leaders are hiring thousands of fully certified teachers. New hiring tactics and a weak economy have allowed big-city districts to decrease their reliance on uncertified educators.

Grading junior kindergarten

October 14, 2003 Economics and FinanceWorkforce
Jodie Sinnema

Supporters extol virtues of expensive preschool program that critics say is unnecessary and redundant

Editorial: Better teachers give poor preschoolers best head start

October 3, 2003 OutcomesQuality and CurriculumSpecial EducationWorkforce

Yes, upgrading the education requirements for Head Start teachers is expensive. But the money spent to improve students’ education on the front end could be recaptured on the back end by reducing the amount the federal government spends on high school remedial and special education.

Controversy clouds future of Head Start

September 30, 2003 Economics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityState & LocalWorkforce
Bob Kemper

Debate focuses on level of state control

“Bachelor’s Degrees Are The Best” for Raising Pre-Kindergarten Quality

September 23, 2003 OutcomesQuality and CurriculumWorkforce

According to New Trust for Early Education Report

Teacher Quality

September 17, 2003 Quality and CurriculumWorkforce
Melissa McCabe

Effective teachers are capable of inspiring significantly greater learning gains in their students when compared with their weaker colleagues. Teacher quality is a priority area in education policy.

Opinion: Better Teachers, Better Schools

September 6, 2003 Governance and AccountabilityState & LocalWorkforce

[No Child Left Behind’s] most important provision requires that states and districts place a qualified teacher in every classroom by 2006 in exchange for federal dollars. That means ending the indefensible practice of dumping uncertified and unqualified teachers into the poorest and neediest schools.