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Three Things to Know from ‘The State of Preschool 2017’

19 April 2018, 8:51 pm

This week NIEER released its 15th State of Preschool report, providing information on enrollment, spending, and policies related to quality during the 2016-2017 school year for 61 state-funded prescho...

Will “Power to the Profession” Put Women and Children Last?

6 April 2018, 1:37 pm

“Due, perhaps, to the many points of view of those cooperating in the work, the committee has found it a difficult task to outline the minimal essentials for nursery schools without apparently determi...

How States Can Develop Their Early Education Workforce

2 April 2018, 2:33 pm

This guest post from New America and the Education Commission of the States underscores the key role states play on early education policy. Get detailed information about state-funded pre-K programs i...

New Research on Pre-K: Surprising Findings

29 March 2018, 7:22 pm

A variety of state-funded pre-K programs generally produce broad gains in participating children’s learning, as measured at kindergarten entry, according to NIEER’s study published this week in AERA O...

Improving State Early Childhood Teaching and Learning Policy: Reflections and Recommendations

8 March 2018, 3:06 pm

BUILD Initiative and the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes recently released A Learning Table to Improve State Early Childhood Teaching and Learning Policy: Reflections and Recommendations A...

The Solution for the Workforce Dilemma is the Public Schools

8 February 2018, 2:42 pm

To facilitate interaction among ideas presented in New America’s “Moving Beyond False Choices for Early Childhood Educators,” Series Editor Stacie G. Goffin provides opening comments...

Early Education: Reflecting Back….and Moving Forward

1 February 2018, 3:19 pm

The National Association of State Boards of Education recently published Stepping Up for Early Childhood Education exploring ways to revitalize state policymaker efforts ensuring all children have a s...

The 1.14.18 Issue

26 January 2018, 10:00 am

Readers respond.

Funding the Future

24 January 2018, 6:18 pm

Education commissioners from across the country recently gathered at their annual Winter Commissioners Meeting to learn, share ideas, and prepare to guide education policy in the coming year. Building...

Quality Preschool is Key to Stronger, Fairer New Jersey

18 January 2018, 5:21 pm

First published in NJ Spotlight This year marks the 20th anniversary of what has been called the Abbott preschool program—a national and international model of high-quality, effective, preschool educa...

Behind the Cover: 1.14.18

12 January 2018, 10:00 am

In this issue, the disparity between the importance of preschool educators and what they are paid.

Let’s Focus Less on ‘Leaders’ and More on Leadership

10 January 2018, 7:56 pm

Many of us tend to think of leadership as a formal position with a job title, such as school principal or center director. A recent NIEER news item focusing on a new Early Childhood Clearinghouse repo...

MacArthur Grant Will Create ‘Sesame Street’ for Syrian Refugees

21 December 2017, 9:41 pm

A $100 million grant will pay for a localized version of the early childhood development program for refugees in the Middle East.

What Pre-K Means for Your Pre-Teenager

14 December 2017, 10:45 am

A new study shows that quality preschool improves math scores and college readiness.

Boy, 3, Allergic to Dairy, Dies After Eating Grilled Cheese at Pre-K

9 November 2017, 6:16 pm

The family of Elijah Silvera says his Harlem preschool knew that he had a deadly allergy to milk products and yet an adult gave him a sandwich.

De Blasio Finds Biggest Win in Pre-K, but Also Lasting Consequences

31 October 2017, 11:00 am

A push to expand prekindergarten was a big success for Mayor Bill de Blasio, but it was a mad dash to get, including a feud with the governor and other challenges.

How Not to Raise a Ray of Sunshine

7 September 2017, 7:04 pm

The preschool assigned children the job of Class Sunshine, but I wanted my daughter to feel free to be Class Dark Cloud if she wanted.

Success Academy Wins Round in Fight Over Preschool Oversight

9 June 2017, 10:34 pm

An appellate court handed the charter network its first victory over Mayor de Blasio in a battle over authority for prekindergarten classes.

What Is the Purpose of Preschool?

2 June 2017, 6:22 am

Should preschool include flashcards and lessons, or simply free play?

How to Build the Best Preschools

30 May 2017, 10:21 pm

An education reporter discovers that teachers make the experience.