NIEER Newsletter

Volume 17, Issue 8

Hot Topics Superdiversity Heroes A new report from the Migration Policy Institute reveals a “superdiversity” of language and culture emerging among families of young children across the US, raising concerns about whether early education programs have t

Volume 17, Issue 7

Hot Topics Immigration Challenges As Congress struggles to find consensus on US immigration policy, a recently published Urban Institute study offers successful strategies for enabling children from low-income immigrant families to narrow the achieveme

Volume 17, Issue 6

Hot Topics Early Intervention A new study published in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics indicates a two-minute questionnaire for parents can enhance detection of autism among toddlers, enabling early intervention at a crucial stag

Volume 17, Issue 5

Hot Topics Long-term Consequences A National Institutes of Health study published this week by JAMA Pediatrics provided new evidence that multi-year quality early education, from preschool through third grade, can promote long-term educational success

Volume 17, Issue 4

Hot Topics You Get What You Pay For A recent announcement from the Office of Head Start underscores how inadequate funding can undermine a national program dedicated to helping children and families overcome the disadvantages of poverty. As reported in

Volume 17, Issue 3

Hot Topics Lessons Learned A recent New York Times Magazine article called attention to the high expectations and low wages faced by many preschool teachers, and revived discussion over whether raising education qualifications for pre-K teachers would

Volume 17, Issue 2

Hot Topics Studies from 2017 Everyone Concerned with Early Childhood Policy Should Know IMPACTS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION ON MEDIUM- AND LONG-TERM EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES In a paper released in the journal Educational Researcher, researchers report on

Volume 17, Issue 1

Hot Topics ICYMI A study first noted here in October 2017 recently garnered renewed attention for challenging opinions about early education. Does Universal Preschool Hit the Target? Program Access and Preschool Impacts by Elizabeth U. Cascio, publishe

Volume 16, Issue 49

Hot Topics  A Right from the Start A new white paper from the Center for Educational Equity at Teachers College and the Center for Children Initiatives builds the case for a right to preschool as part of the constitutional guarantee of a free public ed

Volume 16, Issue 48

Hot Topics  Making Strides A new paper from Bellwether released this week in recognition of the 10-year anniversary of the 2007 Head Start Act, acknowledges that federal effort enhancing teacher quality while reminding us what bipartisan support for ch

Volume 16, Issue 47

Hot Topics Investing for the Future A new study from the RAND Corporation provides an important reminder that even for highly effective programs patience is a virtue, as the “benefits of early childhood investments unfold over time and can take years o

Volume 16, Issue 46

Hot Topics Around the World on PreK Teacher Pay Much attention has been focused recently on compensation, qualifications and education of preschool teachers. Starting Strong 2017, the latest Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Volume 16, Issue 45

Hot Topics Invest Early and Often Research from diverse disciplines, including child development, psychology, neuroscience, and economics, has demonstrated that high-quality early education can improve outcomes for children, both short-term and long-te

Volume 16, Issue 44

Hot Topics Follow the Money Key facts about funding for early care and education (ECE) are summarized by a recent presentation to the Education Writers Association from NIEER’s Dr. Steve Barnett with assistance from NIEER Research Associate Rich Kasmin

Volume 16, Issue 43

Hot Topics Long-Term Gains Based on research demonstrating both academic and social gains for children who attend high-quality preschool, a new analysis by the Center for American Progress argues providing universal preschool for all 4-year-olds in the

Volume 16, Issue 42

Hot Topics Spotlight on SEL Bullying and harassment have indeed been hot topics this month, which coincidentally, is National Bullying Prevention Month. Problems with social interactions often begin early and early childhood educators have long champio

Volume 16, Issue 41

Hot Topics Think Globally, Act Locally A new publication from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) compiles for the first time in one volume key indicators on international early childhood education policy and practice, inc

Volume 16, Issue 40

Hot Topics Work-Related A new report from the federal Administration for Children and Families describes how work schedules differ for households of various income levels; between one-parent and two-parent families; and in households where neither, one

Volume 16, Issue 39

Hot Topics Narrowing the Gap A new report from the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment at UC Berkeley indicates states and cities across the country are moving to improve pre-K teacher compensation as recruiting and retaining skilled educator

Volume 16, Issue 38

Hot Topics Disaster Recovery Puerto Rico enrolls more than 36,000 children in Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Recent news reports and images of severe structural damage, power outages and continued lack of clean water raise special concerns f

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