NIEER Newsletter

June 3, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 22

HOT TOPICS   Education Justice Lecture — Beyond Either/Or: The Constitutional Right to an Equitable and Diverse Public Education The Education Law Center’s annual Education Justice Lecture on June 9 will explore the constitutional right to an equitable

May 27, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 21

HOT TOPICS Mourning the Loss of Innocent Children and Teachers Killed in Uvalde, Texas   In a statement released Thursday, the National Academy of Education shared their grief over the loss of 19 children and two teachers in a school shooting in Uvalde

May 20, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 20

HOT TOPICS Physical Activity Opportunities in US Early Child Care Programs   Children enjoy playing outside, especially in warmer weather, yet only 43 percent of Head Start and child care centers met national guidelines for both sufficient number

May 13, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 19

HOT TOPICS Quality Early Learning: Nurturing Children’s Potential Report Launch   The World Bank will host an event on Tuesday, May 17 at 9 a.m. EDT to launch their new publication, Quality Early Learning: Nurturing Children’s Potential. The publicatio

May 6, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 18

HOT TOPICS State of Preschool 2021 NIEER’s State of Preschool 2021 Yearbook covers the first school year fully impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Yearbook authors Allison Friedman-Krauss and W. Steven Barnett were joined by HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra

April 29, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 17

HOT TOPICS Pandemic Erased a Decade of Progress for Public Pre-K Programs We now have data on the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on state-funded preschool — and it is dire. A decade of progress was lost and existing inequality within the early-childhood

April 22, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 16

HOT TOPICS What is the State of Preschool Now?  The 2021 edition of The State of Preschool Yearbook will be released Tuesday, April 26. The report provides a 20-year perspective and explores the pandemic’s impact on the 2020-21 school year, the first t

April 15, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 15

HOT TOPICS State Policies Shape the Racial and Ethnic Diversity of the Prekindergarten Workforce State policies play a big role in shaping the racial and ethnic diversity of pre-K educators. In an essay for The Learning Curve at The Urban Institute, Er

April 8, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 14

HOT TOPICS Towards a Global Science of Child Development: Challenges and Opportunities A robust science of child development requires research on broad samples of children from around the world. To support this effort, the Society for Research in Child

April 1, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 13

HOT TOPICS Make Every Day Music Monday   Music is a powerful learning tool, especially for young children, and nobody knows that better than early childhood educators. Music Monday kicks off the Week of the Young Child  (April 2-8), an annual celebrati

March 25, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 12

HOT TOPICS Does Early Childhood Education Help to Improve High School Outcomes? Results from Tulsa A universal, school-based, state-funded pre-K program in Tulsa had positive impacts on high school outcomes, researchers reported. They found children wh

March 18, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 11

HOT TOPICS Supporting Children and Families Through a Mixed-Delivery Pre-K System High-quality pre-kindergarten programs can provide numerous benefits for children and families but ensuring this is both facilitated and made more complex by mixed delive

March 11, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 10

HOT TOPICS Joint Statement on Early Childhood Development and the Ukraine Crisis A coalition of early childhood development networks released a statement of support for children and families affected by the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. The organizat

March 4, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 9

HOT TOPICS Alabama Pre-K Ensures Quality for a Brighter Future Research finds that participation in Alabama’s First Class Pre-K (FCPK) program is associated with substantial gains in math, early literacy, and socio-emotional, physical and cognitive dom

February 25, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 8

HOT TOPICS 10 Ways the Biden Administration Can Advance Equity for Young Learners Today The Children’s Equity Project, in collaboration with the National Black Child Development Institute, outlined ways the Biden administration can advance equity for y

February 18, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 7

HOT TOPICS The Economic Role of Paid Child Care in the U.S. – A Report Series The Committee for Economic Development of the Conference Board released a report this week that examined the use of paid child care and labor-force participation of mothers i

February 11, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 6

HOT TOPICS Pathways to Prosperity: Report from a Convening on Economic Security for Families with Infants and Toddlers Themes that emerged from an October 2021 convening of state leaders and national experts about strategies to promote the economic sec

February 4, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 5

HOT TOPICS One Swallow Does Not a Summer Make: Drawing Valid Inferences From the Longitudinal Evaluation of Tennessee Pre-K Outcomes Centuries ago the migration of swallows was known to be seasonal and their arrival a good predictor of the changing of

January 28, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 4

HOT TOPICS New Research Highlights the Benefits of Cash Support for Infants in Low-Income Families Cash support for low-income families benefits infant brain activity, research released this week demonstrated. The study, the first published from the ra

January 21, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 3

HOT TOPICS Caring for the Children of the World UNICEF called the COVID-19 pandemic the greatest challenge to children in the organization’s 75-year history in Preventing A Lost Decade: Urgent Action to Reverse the Devastating Impact of COVID-19 on Chi

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