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3 Employees Fired, 3 Recommended for Firing After Prince George’s County’s Head Start Program Loses $6.5M Grant


September 2, 2016 Workforce
Tracee Wilkins

Three Prince George’s County Schools employees have been have been fired due to their involvement in incidents that led to the county’s Head Start program losing a $6.5 million federal grant, school officials say. Three other employees have been recommended for firing. These workers will go through due process, said sources close to the investigation. Prince…

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

NCTQ Report Addresses Shortcomings in Preschool Teacher Training


July 11, 2016 Workforce
Grace Smith

The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) has created an overview of the criteria with which preschool teachers need to be equipped for assisting the country’s youngest children in getting a good start. Hannah Putman, Amber Moorer, and Kate Walsh of the council have written  Some Assembly Required: Piecing Together the Preparation Preschool Teachers Need . The authors report that some studies note that kids who…

NCTQ Report Addresses Shortcomings in Preschool Teacher Training


July 11, 2016 Workforce
Grace Smith

The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) has created an overview of the criteria with which preschool teachers need to be equipped for assisting the country’s youngest children in getting a good start. Hannah Putman, Amber Moorer, and Kate Walsh of the council have written  Some Assembly Required: Piecing Together the Preparation Preschool Teachers Need . The authors report that some studies note that kids who…

Low pay, outdated ideas about field hurt early childhood educators: report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

Low pay, outdated ideas about field hurt early childhood educators: report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

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.

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…