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A Focus on Teaching and Learning in Pre-K through Second Grade – Lessons from Boston

6 December 2018, 1:00 pm

This blog was originally published by New America in conjunction with publication of its policy report A Focus on Teaching and Learning in Pre-K through Second Grade: Lessons from Boston . Despite gro...

Engaging Educators in High-Quality Pre-K

15 November 2018, 7:40 pm

Our National Teacher of the Year Program (NTOY) recognizes educators across the country and empowers them to participate in policy discussions that will have a direct impact on their students. Through...

End the School Bus Nightmares for New York Families

14 November 2018, 10:45 am

New York City must build a school bus system that works for the students it is intended to serve.

Essentials of Quality Public Preschool

8 November 2018, 6:43 pm

NIEER’s new state-by-state analysis evaluates how well 59 state-funded preschool programs satisfy a list of “ essential elements ” characterizing high-quality programs—and finds widespread chang...

ECD Implementation Insights: Demand and Affordable Preschool in India

1 November 2018, 1:07 pm

In India, there is a high demand for affordable private preschools (APSs). Unfortunately, despite the motivations of parents and their investments, students’ learning outcomes remain poor. PIPE: A cas...

Childcare Workforce Crisis: An Insider Perspective

26 October 2018, 2:23 pm

I have owned an accredited early learning center for the past 13 years, serving 150 children and employing approximately 30 people. But this year we, like many others in the childcare field, are strug...

Seattle Preschool Program: Public Investment Paying Off for Quality

19 October 2018, 1:04 pm

As voters consider whether to continue investing public dollars in the  Seattle Preschool Program, our multi-year evaluation indicates that, so far, it has been money well spent. Four years ago, Seatt...

Helping Children Succeed

14 October 2018, 5:00 pm

A policy analyst calls for early care and learning programs.

A Really Good Thing Happening in America

8 October 2018, 10:14 pm

A strategy for community problem-solving does an extraordinary job at restoring our social fabric.

My Love-Hate Relationship with the State of Preschool Yearbook Survey

5 October 2018, 1:05 pm

Fall is a harbinger of so many things.  For some, it’s the start of a new school year and the promise of new learning and skills.  For others, it’s the start of football season and the possibility of...

ECD Implementation Insights: Will this program work here? Assessing Feasibility

4 October 2018, 1:05 pm

Family involvement programs can look great on paper and yet fail miserably. Programs can have defined goals, a well-defined time frame and program structure, research-based curricula, proven results f...

Jeff Bezos and the Trap of the Charitable-Industrial Complex

23 September 2018, 11:31 pm

He has promised money for schools. There are several grass-roots efforts to spread the Montessori method that could really use some.

Jeff Bezos Cites a Big Number, but Few Details, in Plan for Low-Income Montessori Preschools

21 September 2018, 9:00 am

The announcement that Mr. Bezos would start a network of Montessori preschools has made some in the education world wary.

Bright Horizons Plans to Pay for Teachers to Get Degrees: Questions, Concerns, and Thoughts

14 September 2018, 4:14 pm

This blog was first published by New America. Since Bright Horizons Family Solutions  announced  a new initiative this summer to pay for its teachers to obtain an AA or BA degree, about 200 employees...

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos Pledge $2 Billion for Homeless and Preschoolers

13 September 2018, 4:12 pm

The money, put into a project he called the Day 1 Fund, is by far the largest donation by Mr. Bezos, the world’s richest person.

ECD Implementation Insights: Why an Implementation Focus is Needed

6 September 2018, 2:07 pm

The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) is proud to partner with the Early Childhood Development Action Network ( ECDAN ) on this blog series exploring issues highlighted in the re...

Could Trump Refuse a Subpoena?

4 June 2018, 12:31 pm

Also: Some good news, seriously.

Some Good News — Seriously — About Politics

3 June 2018, 11:52 pm

Even in the age of Trump, the United States is making progress toward universal health insurance and universal pre-K.

The 1.14.18 Issue

26 January 2018, 10:00 am

Readers respond.

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.