NIEER Newsletter

September 22, 2023 – Volume 22, Issue 38

Hot Topics   📚 Detailed Information on Current Preschool Policies available on-line as the full 2022 State of Preschool Yearbook “Appendix” is now live! Dive into comprehensive responses from state-funded preschool programs in the State of Preschool Ye

September 15, 2023 – Volume 22, Issue 37

Hot Topics     Spotlighting ECE workforce issues during Workforce Development Month    As September is Workforce Development Month, it serves as a poignant reminder of the challenges faced by educators in this field including long-standing problems of

September 8, 2023 – Volume 22, Issue 36

HOT TOPICS “Student Attendance: Is It Becoming More Optional Post-Pandemic?” The pandemic has reshaped school attendance. Nearly 10 percent of K-12 students were absent on an average day during the 2022-23 school year, with a quarter chronically absent

September 1, 2023 – Volume 22, Issue 35

HOT TOPICS  As we approach labor day, our thoughts turn to teachers, especially early childhood workers who are poorly paid and under-appreciated worldwide. One recent study documented high levels of poverty for children of child care workers in the UK

August 25, 2023 – Volume 22, Issue 34

HOT TOPICS   🏫 📚 Back to School 2023: Top States for Preschool Education   As the new school year begins, disparities in preschool education access and quality across states come into focus. While some states offer free, publicly-funded preschool educa

August 18, 2023 – Volume 22, Issue 33

HOT TOPICS  Unveiling Montessori Education: A Comprehensive Meta-Analysis  A new quantitative synthesis summarizes research on the impacts of Montessori programs in preschool and elementary grades. Although there is substantial variation in results acr

August 11, 2023 – Volume 22, Issue 32

HOT TOPICS   📚 🍎 Just in Time for the New School Year – Examining School Readiness When Discussing Child Health  A new series of papers from the National Academy of Medicine, “Vital Signs for Pediatric Health”, describes four metrics across the pediatr

August 4, 2023 – Volume 22, Issue 31

HOT TOPICS  Join Home Grown and the Pre-K in Family Child Care Project Team (Erikson Institute, University of Delaware, and University of North Carolina Equity Action Research Coalition) and NIEER for the 🏠 Advancing Equity in Pre-K Systems: Empowering

July 28, 2023 – Volume 22, Issue 30

HOT TOPICS  👉 Breaking Barriers: 10 Years of Global Advancements in Early Childhood Development for Children with Disabilities, 2013–2023 🧠👶  🔍 Global Progress towards Early Childhood Development for Children with Disabilities, 2013–2023. The Sustainab

July 21, 2023 – Volume 22, Issue 29

HOT TOPICS  🔍 Missed the NASLEE Office Hours with Experts on Early Intervention and Special Education Equity? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!  👉 Catch up on the insightful discussion about “The State(s) of Early Intervention and Early Childhood Spe

July 14, 2023 – Volume 22, Issue 28

HOT TOPICS    NASLEE Office Hours Webinar | The State(s) of Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education: Looking at Equity.    Join us as we delve into findings from our recent report “The State(s) of Early Intervention and Early Childhood

July 7, 2023 – Volume 22, Issue 27

HOT TOPICS NIEER’s Latest Headlines School funding in Pa. has to change. Does N.J. have the answers? Listen to NIEER Co-directors Steve Barnett and Ellen Frede on the latest episode of ‘Schooled,’ a podcast production from WHYY. A new court ruling has

June 30, 2023 – Volume 22, Issue 26

HOT TOPICS  Considerations for Trauma-Informed Child Care and Early Education Systems  Check out the latest report from the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, which is part of the Administration for Children and Families under the U.S. Depar

June 23, 2023 – Volume 22, Issue 25

HOT TOPICS  Pre-K May Be Critical to Academic Success for American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Children  A new brief provides an overview of policy issues relating to participation of American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) children in pre-K. The

June 16, 2023 – Volume 22, Issue 24

HOT TOPICS   NIEER’s Latest Headlines   OPINION: The pandemic wiped out decades of progress for preschoolers. It’s time to get them back on track  “Unfortunately, low access to quality preschool is a theme: In the 20 years since NIEER began collecting

June 9, 2023 – Volume 22, Issue 23

Hot Topics  New Early Childhood Prize Recognizes Great Excellence Around the Globe   NIEER’s Steve Barnett chairs the award committee, which also includes Fatima Al Bastaki, Jana Fleming, Nirmala Rao, and Iram Siraj, for the new Khalifa International A

June 2, 2023 – Volume 22, Issue 22

HOT TOPICS   State-By-State Federal Funding for Children with Special Needs Varies. Learn Why and What Actions can be Taken on Behalf of Families and Children Who Need Support    Listen to NIEER Assistant Research Professor Dr. Allison Friedman-Krauss 

May 26, 2023 – Volume 22, Issue 21

HOT TOPICS   NIEER’s Latest Headlines  Chalkbeat: Many young kids missed early special ed services due to COVID, compounding work for schools  “Tens of thousands of young children with developmental delays went without critical services early in the pa

May 19, 2023 – Volume 22, Issue 20

HOT TOPICS   The State of Preschool 2022 Yearbook is HERE!   Over the last 20 years, preschool enrollment has more than doubled and so has inflation-adjusted spending. But that means spending per child (2021-2022 was $6,571) was unchanged from 20 years

May 12, 2023 – Volume 22, Issue 19

HOT TOPICS     BIG Announcements and Upcoming Releases!     Our 20th State of Preschool Yearbook Report Will Be Released Thursday, May 18th    Don’t miss the release of our 2022 State of Preschool Yearbook next week! The 2022 Yearbook, our 20th report,

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