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Early Childhood Education
September 13, 2019
Here are the Indiana education stories we plan to cover this year — and how you can help
We at Chalkbeat Indiana want to be transparent about our coverage plans to hold ourselves accountable and seek your input, too.
August 29, 2019
Revealing 900 more NYC classrooms had lead, city will now test common areas, too
The announcement came as officials revealed that about 900 more classrooms were found to need remediation for peeling or deteriorated lead paint this summer.
August 5, 2019
Educators trusted with babies and toddlers don’t make a living wage — Illinois wants to change this
Across Illinois, early childhood educators are paid far less than their counterparts in K-12 schools. Under the proposal, teacher pay would start at about $40,000 a year.
June 20, 2019
Children who go to preschool are better prepared for kindergarten. But is that enough?
Should Indiana worry about research on long-term results to justify an expansion, or should it stay focused on getting children ready for kindergarten?
June 13, 2019
Defusing tantrums, tying laces, and changing young lives — while living under the poverty line
Spend a day in this teacher's classroom and it’s clear why some might be unwilling to take the path she has chosen.
Paying for pre-K
May 30, 2019
After a wave of backlash, New York City education department tweaks new pre-K and childcare contracts
Facing growing concern from providers, the New York City education department is making significant changes to new contracts for pre-K and childcare services.
(Very) early education
May 17, 2019
New proposal would extend early childcare pipeline from birth to preschool for some NYC children
The New York City comptroller, with support from some state legislators, is pushing for a new payroll tax to expand affordable care for children from birth to age 3.
May 14, 2019
‘Get this right’: Comptroller Stringer adds to calls for major changes to New York City’s pre-K contracts
Pre-K and childcare providers in New York City say that changes to how they're funded could spell financial disaster.
May 9, 2019
The 4-year-olds are alright in Michigan. The 3-year-olds, less so.
Michigan's education program for 4-year-olds is solid. Its program for 3-year-olds is non-existent.
change of plans
April 30, 2019
In a last-minute reversal, union representing thousands of NYC pre-K teachers calls off strike — for now
The union representing thousands of pre-K teachers has called off a planned strike after the city agreed to begin meeting next week…
April 24, 2019
New York City’s largest Head Start provider freezes new enrollments
The issue affects programs that receive funding through the city’s Administration of Children’s services, the largest Head Start grantee in the city.
April 17, 2019
Can pre-K help students, even if they don’t attend?
“Having students come into the classroom better prepared, that in and of itself is going to help all students,” said researcher Breyon Williams.
Asked and answered
March 20, 2019
Four questions for Chelsea Clinton about expanding early learning in cities
Visiting Chicago on Wednesday to help boost attention for literacy programs in laundromats, Chelsea Clinton said that her efforts were inspired in…
March 14, 2019
Demanding higher pay, New York City pre-K teachers move toward a strike
One of two locals under District Council 1707 voted to strike if their demands for higher pay are not met. The second local will vote Monday.
Updated March 12, 2019
Across Illinois, littlest children face some form of ‘high risk,’ new report says
Illinois spends less than 5 percent of its budget on children under 5, two-thirds of whom live in counties where they face high risks to their health or development.
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