NIEER Newsletter

Volume 16, Issue 1

Hot Topics Democracy in Action   2017 brings a new president, new Congress, new legislative sessions and budgets—all providing both opportunities and challenges for policies supporting high-quality early learning for all children. ASCD, formerly known

Volume 15, Issue 30

Hot Topics Plus ça change.. Yesterday’s Hot Topics continue to be on the policy agenda. Take a look at how they got started and stay with NIEER Weekly as we follow developments in 2017. January: EdCentral proposed six ideas for what candidates should b

Volume 15, Issue 29

Hot Topics All Over the Map Early education research shared this week shows how location and other factors influence opportunity, especially for low-income families and children. Both reports also illustrate the challenges researchers face when evaluat

Volume 15, Issue 28

Hot Topics New Research on Head Start Across States, Territories Coming Next Week Our new research report is the first to describe and analyze in detail Head Start enrollment, funding, observable classroom quality and duration, staff qualifications and

Volume 15, Issue 27

Hot Topics If the kids are united, they will never be divided In the aftermath of the election that many found divisive, it has never been more important to understand that policies addressing the changes and challenges in today’s world need to avoid “

Volume 15, Issue 26

Hot Topics A Fresh Set of Eyes on Hispanic ECE Three new reports from the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families suggest the gap in ECE participation rates between low-income Hispanic children and their peers appears to be closing.

Volume 15, Issue 25

Hot Topics Voters Turn Thumbs Down–and Up–on Early Education While both presidential candidates campaigned on better supports for parents and their young children, early childhood education was more directly on the ballot at state and local levels, w

Volume 15, Issue 24

Hot Topics The Elephant–or Donkey–In The Room No matter what early education issue is up for discussion–quality, access, cost, teacher compensation—one can’t help but reflect on how early education policy will be influenced by the Nov. 8 elections

Volume 15, Issue 23

Hot Topics Location, location, location Much well-deserved attention has been focused on how cost can inhibit access to quality early childhood education. But a new report by Center for American Progress demonstrates that a family’s zip code can also b

Volume 15, Issue 22

Hot Topics PreK at the Polls While politicians and pundits debate poll results, recent polls have found a landslide of support for child care from a key constituency–parents–as well as voter support for preschool education. The extent to which survey

Volume 15, Issue 21

Hot Topics PreK on the Ballot Preschool–its benefits, its costs and its accessibility–is gaining attention from the debate stage to city hall. Republican Donald Trump has offered a tax deduction to help middle- and upper-income families recoup some c

Volume 15, Issue 20

Hot Topics Got Teachers? Meeting the needs of children during the first years of life so they can achieve their potential recently captured headlines around the world. From who should be teaching, to providing “nurturing care” and measuring outcomes, U

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