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Week In Review
June 2, 2017
Week in review: New Detroit schools superintendent makes the rounds at Mackinac and 6 more things you should know about Detroit schools
Detroit school news this week was dominated by new Detroit schools superintendent Nikolai Vitti as he made the rounds at the Mackinac policy…
May 31, 2017
For the first time, Tennessee awards pre-K funding based on quality, not quantity
The awards will go to nearly 95 percent of Tennessee's 146 districts to serve at-risk 4-year-olds.
March 2, 2017
Colorado could be at the forefront in cutting back on early childhood suspensions and expulsions. Here’s how.
A proposed state law would limit out-of-school suspensions and expulsions for Colorado preschool and early elementary students.
spread the word
February 28, 2017
How storytelling is giving voice to a small part of the early childhood workforce — men
In their own words, the men described the journeys that led them to work in the early childhood field — as teachers, counselors, coaches and…
February 9, 2017
Memphis is about to open a major pre-K center. Advocates hope it’s just the start.
Porter-Leath’s new Early Childhood Academy will open Friday as the first of its kind in Memphis.
February 3, 2017
An exit interview with Sophia Pappas, who led New York City’s historic expansion of universal pre-K
After leading an unprecedented expansion effort of universal pre-K in New York City, Sophia Pappas is moving on.
year in review
December 19, 2016
Colorado’s year in early childhood: Bright spots and persistent challenges
A look at Colorado's biggest early childhood stories of 2016.
bang for your buck
December 12, 2016
Investing early in quality child care for at-risk kids pays off big later, research finds
New research shows high-quality child care from birth to age five yields huge financial returns in the form of better education, health and job outcomes.
October 26, 2016
To even the playing field for low-income kids, start with these brain-based skills
Lagging skills among poor children are at the heart of the achievement gap, but not the ones you might think, says a nationally recognized early childhood researcher.
Getting ready for school
October 20, 2016
How one program is training mothers, aunts and grandmothers in the ABCs of child care
Lots of young children spend their days with relatives or family friends, but until recently there's been little support for this part of the early childhood workforce.
October 14, 2016
In a tumultuous presidential campaign season, a rare spotlight on education issues
A senior policy advisor to the Hillary Clinton campaign channeled the Democratic presidential candidate at an intimate question-and-answer session on Thursday hosted by Teachers…
September 22, 2016
In a long-neglected Denver neighborhood, an innovative preschool offers sanctuary
Residents wanted a new preschool in their Northeast Denver neighborhood, but feared they'd be edged out by more affluent families farther east.
August 30, 2016
In 3 years IPS tripled the size of its preschool, yet hundreds of spots remain unfilled
Preschool teaches kids social and academic skills necessary for kindergarten.
June 22, 2016
Why some districts are putting new emphasis on easing the transition to kindergarten
With long-term consequences for kindergartners who have trouble adjusting to school, there's a growing emphasis in Colorado and nationally on smoothing the transition.
March 21, 2016
Six months after sobering study, bill to up pre-K quality heads to governor’s desk
State lawmakers unanimously pass a bill designed to make pre-K classrooms stronger.
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