Quality Counts 2015: Preparing to Launch
Early Childhood's Academic Countdown
January 2, 2015
- Equity & Diversity Consensus on Early Ed. Value, But Policy Questions RemainThere's little disagreement nationally about the importance of early-childhood education, but settling on the right approach to funding and policy approaches is a different matter.School & District Management Schools Seek to Strike a Balance on Rigor in Early YearsResearchers are gaining new insights into how children learn from a rich history of studies of preschool programs in the past 50 years.Early Childhood Government Programs Undergird Early-Ed. PrioritiesFederal, state, and local programs provide support for early-childhood education, ranging from sweeping initiatives that deal with readiness and whole-family issues to targeted school-based efforts.Education Early-Childhood Education in the U.S.: An AnalysisThe Education Week Research Center analyzed American Community Survey data to identify patterns in the school enrollment of young children.Reading & Literacy Early Grades Crucial in Path to Reading ProficiencyStates press to ensure that students from kindergarten on get the literacy support they need to meet 3rd grade reading milestones.Early Childhood Finding the Right Fit for Ed Tech in the Early YearsThe most useful and appropriate classroom technology can change as children move up the academic ladder from pre-K to 3rd grade.Equity & Diversity Cultural Diversity a Critical Consideration for Native StudentsFor educational conditions and outcomes to improve for Native youths, early-childhood programs must consider cultural diversity, writes Susan C. Faircloth.States From Our Research Center Quality Counts 2015: State and National Highlights ReportsThe Quality Counts 2015 Highlights Reports capture all of the data you need to assess your state's performance in key areas.