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
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
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.
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
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
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