Early Childhood

Posted July 19, 2018

New Haven Is Showing What’s Possible When We Invest in Kids Early

As a nation, we spend close to $600 billion per year on K-12 education, while allocating only $20 billion to childcare and educational supports for…

By Emily Sharrock, Allyx Schiavone

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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 Sep. 17, 2018

My Parents Didn’t Make It Past the Third Grade. I’m Working to Change That for Families in San Antonio.

My personal story begins with my family. I was born the youngest of seven children to a migrant farming family. My parents’ education did not…

By Arnold Hernandez

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Posted Sep. 17, 2018

There Are Charter Schools Run By the Community and For the Community

Three decades since the passage of the first charter school law, this movement of extreme promise has fallen out of favor with many of its…

By Steven Zimmerman

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Posted Sep. 18, 2018

Donors Choose, Except When They Can’t

DonorsChoose.org, an organization that allows teachers to request classroom supplies and experiences for their students, is guilty of discriminating against parochial and private schools. At…

By Erika Sanzi

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