Early Childhood

Posted June 7, 2018

Effective Early Education Requires Effective and Empowered Early Educators

Effective early childhood education paves the way for school success and better life chances. This is a well-researched fact. Yet, a high percentage of young…

By Louise Derman-Sparks, Evelyn K. Moore

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Posted Mar. 26, 2018

Illinois’ Race for Governor Is a Competition on Who Can Be the Most Silent on Education

Here in Illinois our governor will either be a Democratic billionaire businessman philanthropist or a Republican multi-millionaire businessman philanthropist. Both have a long record of…

By Tracy Dell’Angela

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Posted Feb. 26, 2018

What We Really Need to Know to Make Sure Pre-K Teachers Get the Skills They Need

Debate rages on about whether or not pre-K teachers need a bachelor’s degree. Proponents argue that degrees will lead to greater respect and compensation for…

By Marnie Kaplan

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Posted May 15, 2017

Sometimes You Have to Face Politics in the Classroom, Even in Kindergarten

In the current political climate, emotions in America are high. Regardless of a community’s prevailing politics, teachers see these emotions play out in classrooms. This…

By Kevin Wood

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Posted Oct. 3, 2016

Founder of D.C.’s First Early Childhood Education Charter School Passes Away

Lifelong educator Cassandra Pinkney passed away on Friday, September 30. In addition to being a part of our Education Post network—co-authoring a piece earlier this…

By Ikhlas Saleem

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Posted July 19, 2016

5 Reasons the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Is Just as Relevant Today

Sixty-two years ago this month, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ended segregation in public places and prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity,…

By Andrene Jones-Castro, David J. Johns

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Posted Nov. 17, 2015

Don’t Forget The Main Reason For Supporting Pre-K: It’s Good For Kids

Sara Mead, Bellwether Education Partner's expert on early childhood education policy, reminds us about the benefits of pre-k programs that go beyond future savings. For Sara, it's not that pre-k won't pay for itself in the long-run - it likely will. Rather, it's that there are other benefits we shouldn't overlook: I’m concerned, however, that arguments that “pre-k pays for itself” send a troubling message that pre-k merits public…

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Posted Oct. 5, 2015

A Window Into the Classroom: How Great Teachers Are Thinking About Letting Their Students Lead the Learning in the Classroom

Chris Arnold over at TNTP covered their latest report, a collection of essays from this year's Fishman Prize Winners. TNTP's Fishman Prize goes to top teachers from all of the country, and their insights into teaching and learning are both instructive and inspiring. If you want to hear directly from great teachers on what it takes to ensure all children achieve at high levels, you'll definitely want to read these…

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Posted Feb. 4, 2015

Guess What, Mom? Common Core Can Be Good for Your Kindergartener

I am always torn when I read pieces like that of Sarah Blaine, who shared her views on the Common Core State Standards for kindergartners.…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted July 13, 2018

Great Teachers Turn Life’s Challenges Into Lessons and Inspiration for Others

As teacher leaders, we go out and we inspire; we fight; we motivate, and we do it because we love students and believe in educators.…

By Kelisa Wing

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Posted July 13, 2018

If You’re Not Going to Teach Our Kids to Read, Then We’re Taking Your Ass to Court

Outrage: Kids Can’t Read, America It took the kid about 5 minutes to read one sentence. He struggled to pronounce the easiest words. I was…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted July 13, 2018

My Mom Went to War to Get Me Into a School That Believes a Kid With Autism Kid Can Thrive

I have always been extremely anxious about change. Sometimes that change would lead to various levels of panic, sometimes in public. And that panic would…

By Enrique Duarte IV

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