High Quality Early Education

The View From 3 Feet

Publication Date: 
Thu, 2014-09-18

We could talk your ear off about the importance of early learning, but figured you would rather have some cute kids with GoPro cameras show you why they love preschool. They're telling stories, doing art projects, practicing counting, and learning that "when somebody's talking to someone else, you be patient."

We could talk your ear off about the importance of early learning, but figured you would rather have some cute kids with GoPro cameras show you why they love preschool. They're telling stories, doing art projects, practicing counting, and learning that "when somebody's talking to someone else, you be patient."

Pre-k matters, so learn how you can help make sure every kid gets a chance to go to preschool here.

State: 

Mixed Bag of Victories and Set Backs in NY State Budget

After months of intense organizing in Albany and across the state, education organizers in New York got a mix of victories and setbacks in the new state budget.


Education organizers rallied in Albany in early March. 
Picture via Citizen Action of NY

Room for Improvement in MA with Pre-k, Wraparound Services and College Prep

As part of its annual Condition of Education in the Commonwealth report, the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy has outlined three ways Massachusetts can build on its already strong education system to better prepare students for school, support them while they're there, and help them make the transition to college or a career.

Massachusetts' schools are consistently ranked among the best in the nation. The state's success is due in large part to its 1993 Education Reform Act, which introduced a set of high achievement standards and a fair school funding system to provide schools with the resources to help students meet those standards.

"Preparing to Launch": Education Week's National Report on Early Education

As part of its annual Quality Counts report, Education Week has released a special section grading states on their effort to expand pre-k and support our nation's youngest students and their teachers. It's a great resource for anyone interested in pushing for more and better access to early learning opportunities in their state. 

From the White House to statehouses nationwide, momentum is building to make early education accessible to more young children and give them a strong start in school.

State: 

The Community Schools Toolkit

A great new toolkit from The Center for Popular Democracy and the Coalition for Education Justice breaks down the essential elements of community schools and how advocates can push for them in their cities.

Education organizers in dozens of cities nationwide are demanding "community schools" in their neighborhoods, schools that provide wraparound supports for students and their families to build stronger learning environments&nb

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Meet the Arkansas Opportunity to Learn Campaign!

Publication Date: 
Tue, 2014-12-02

In early October 2014, parents, students, teachers and community members attended a summit hosted by the Arkansas Opportunity to Learn Campaign. Watch this great video from the event and meet the dedicated members of this statewide campaign fighting for great public schools for all Arkansas students.

In early October 2014, parents, students, teachers and community members attended a summit hosted by the Arkansas Opportunity to Learn Campaign. Watch this great video from the event and meet the dedicated members of this statewide campaign fighting for great public schools for all Arkansas students.

New Video! The View from 3 Feet

Honestly, we could talk your ear off about the importance of early learning, but wouldn't you rather have some cute kids with GoPro cameras show you why they love preschool?

The View from Three Feet

What's the View Like From Three Feet?
NEW VIDEO: Kids + Video Cameras = Why preschool matters.

Ever wondered what the world looks like from a preschooler's point of view? Great news! We've got a new (and totally adorable) short video about why preschool matters, as told by the little tots themselves.

State: 

Putting a Price Tag on Expanding Opportunity

The Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center and the Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy have launched a new project to put a firm price tag on what it would take to finally close the opportunity gap gap and ensure all students have the resources and opportunities they need to succeed

Massachusetts routinely leads the nation in test scores and high school graduation rates. But the state isn't immune to the same opportunity gaps (and resulting achievement gaps) that hinder students across the country, particularly students of color and students from low-income communities.

Student-Centered Learning with a POP

Personalized learning might be hard to imagine in today's world of high-stakes testing and punitive accountability systems, but a new report shows how we could use "Personal Opportunity Plans (POPs)" to move our public education system in a new direction.

Here's How We Get Student-Centered Learning Right
A Blueprint for Developing "Personal Opportunity Plans"

State: 

KIDS COUNT Data Book: Only "Fragile Progress" in 25 Years

In the 25 years since the start of the Annie E. Cassie Foundation's KIDS COUNT project, America has made only "fragile progress" in improving the well-being of and opportunities available to young children and students.

In the 25 years since the start of the Annie E. Cassie Foundation's KIDS COUNT project, America has made only "fragile progress" in improving the well-being of and opportunities available to young children and students. 

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