Tag: National Institute for Early Education Research

Washington state is improving its public preschool system — it met nine out of ten quality benchmarks in a new national report — though it ranks lower in access to those preschool classrooms. In the annual State of Preschool, Washington was eighth in state spending; it spent $6,658 per child last year. On access to[…..]

  We know investments in early education save money later, and a study released this week shows how much this money can lower one of public education’s highest costs: special education.   Researchers at Duke University found the combined impact of two model early education programs cut the likelihood that students would be in special[…..]

  It is peak season for summer vacations, and there is a lot of early education reading you can tuck into your bag with your novels, glossy magazines and tablets. Play   Summer is a season of play, though it has an important role in the classroom, and National Public Radio explores its power and[…..]

  Washington’s public preschool program ranked among the leading states in quality and funding, sitting among the top 10 that hit quality benchmarks, according to an annual review of preschools across the country.   But, the state must complete an ambitious expansion of preschool in the coming years to fulfill its commitment to broader access[…..]

  Pre-kindergarten investments may be moving to one of the most valuable positions in American politics: the middle.   A new story in Politico shows how pre-kindergarten reform has broadened its support beyond progressives, sometimes in both parties, to mainstream Republicans and Democrats in “Pre-K education gets seat — in political center.”   This is[…..]

  April has already been a big month for early education, with a new and ambitious proposal by President Barack Obama to improve and expand early education and wide support that followed his announcement.   Today, there are two new opportunities to support early learning in general, and Obama’s new plan specifically. This is the[…..]

  Child care subsidies are a major element of many state early learning systems, and a new analysis from CLASP highlights the need for flexible programs that fit the sometimes nontraditional schedules of working poor families.   The annual report suggests some states’ child care policies are not flexible enough in covering time that parents[…..]