NIEER Newsletter

November 6, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 43

HOT TOPICS ECE Ballot Initiatives Win in Tuesday’s Elections Early childhood education ballot initiatives—in St. Louis, San Antonio, Colorado, Multnomah County, Colorado, and Florida’s Leon County and Escambia County—won handily at the polls Tuesday ni

October 30, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 42

HOT TOPICS NIEER’S New Research on Bilingual Instruction A study co-authored by former and current NIEER faculty Alexandra Fiegueras-Daniel (now at Bank Street) and Zijia Li (and recently published by Early Childhood Research Quarterly) explores the ef

October 23, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 41

HOT TOPICS ITC@NIEER Study: New Jersey Childcare Centers Imperiled by COVID-19 Costs COVID-19 safety measures and class size limits and low state subsidies have put New Jersey childcare providers in financial peril, says new research from the Infant an

October 16, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 40

  HOT TOPICS Identifying Promising Strategies for Dual Language Learners Bellwether Education Partners has published new research on promoting early math learning for dual language learners (DLL). Language Counts: Supporting Early Math Development

October 9, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 39

HOT TOPICS MPI Policy Brief: Improving Immigrant, Refugee Family Home Visiting Enrollment A new policy brief from the Migration Policy Institute’s (MPI) National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy examines innovative state and local approaches to h

October 2, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 38

HOT TOPICS Declaration Recommends Steps for High Quality ECE in Latin America NIEER’s Dr. Milagros Nores joined representatives of the ministries and agencies responsible for early childhood education, experts, and representatives of civil society orga

September 25, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 37

HOT TOPICS Massive reductions in kindergarten enrollment reported this fall—preschool enrollment also falls An AP story reports that urban school districts are experiencing large declines in the percentage of students enrolling in preschool and kinderg

September 18, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 36

HOT TOPICS Kindergarten Entry Assessments During COVID New America’s recent blog Kindergarten Entry Assessments During COVID-19: How are States Adapting? (9/14/2020) examines how Ohio and South Carolina are implementing KEAs, including in-person data c

September 11, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 35

HOT TOPICS Summer Learning and Child Care. A newly published study investigated learning over the summer between preschool and kindergarten. The study found that learning slowed during summer with disadvantaged students suffering the largest slowdowns.

September 4, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 34

HOT TOPICS Brief Looks at Challenges and Solutions to Conducting Intensive Studies in Early Care and Education Settings The Administration for Children and Families (ACS) discusses the “unique challenges” of recruiting and collecting data from early ca

August 28, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 33

HOT TOPICS Learning Policy Institute Offers Framework for Education Equity and Effectiveness A recent report from the Learning Policy Institute provides an overarching framework of actions policymakers and educators can take to support equitable, effec

August 21, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 32

Hot Topics   A Podcast and New Research Follow NIEER’s Look at Pandemic’s Impact on Early Education The Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) Knowledge Hub features a podcast with Dr. Steven Barnett discussing NIEER’s survey of the pa

August 14, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 31

Hot Topics Early Childhood Program Participation 2019: First Look Just out is a new report based on data from the 2019 National Household Education Survey regarding early childhood care and education for children birth to age 5 and not yet in kindergar

August 7, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 30

Hot Topics Nebraska Survey Finds Child Care Providers Need Help During Pandemic Nebraska’s early care and education providers are under extraordinary stress from the pandemic and need more support to stay in business, according to a survey released by

July 31, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 29

Hot Topics  The Persistence of Reading and Math Proficiency: The Benefits of Alabama’s Pre-Kindergarten Program Endure in Elementary and Middle School Researchers examining the impact of Alabama’s First Class Pre-K (FCPK) program on children’s reading

July 24, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 28

Hot Topics NIEER Survey: More Than 4 Million American Children Lost Preschool Education Due To Pandemic as Classrooms Closed and Home Learning Opportunities Declined America’s preschools schools failed to meet children’s needs after shutting down in-pe

July 17, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 27

Hot Topics Early Learning Report Takes Aim at Education Inequity The Children’s Equity Project and the Bipartisan Policy Center published a new early learning equity policy agenda aimed at closing opportunity gaps in learning systems. “Start with Equit

July 10, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 26

Hot Topics Research Finds “Staggering” Early Developmental Inequalities within and between Countries: 25% Globally Suspected to be Delayed Research using early childhood development data from health surveys conducted in 63 low- and middle-income countr

June 26, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 25

Hot Topics Study: The Educare Intervention: Outcomes at Age 3 A randomized trial evaluated the effects of Educare, a center-based early education program designed to provide high quality experiences, on children’s learning and development at age 3. The

June 19, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 24

Hot Topics Special Report: Access to High-Quality Early Education and Racial Equity Universal high-quality preschool is estimated to close the reading skills gap between Black and White children entering kindergarten by 98 percent and the math skills g

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