High Quality Early Education

Early Education

The first years of a child’s life are the most formative. Research shows the importance of investing in young children and their families to foster early brain development and to lay a strong foundation for later learning. Increasing recognition that learning and achievement gaps start long before kindergarten continues to spur public interest in building early support systems.

The Latest on High Quality Early Education

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

A week after the 2016 election, activists, policymakers, philanthropic leaders and scholars came together at the Boston Public Library to reflect and strategize how to pursue educational & social justice after Trump's victory.

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Below are infographics Schott developed with Racial Justice NOW! in Ohio. Click here to learn more about how RJN is fighting the school-to-prison pipeline in their state.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

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.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

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."

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Monday, May 5, 2014

This guide gives state policymakers and advocates a blueprint for developing better-coordinated, early support systems using a whole-child and whole-family approach. It provides lawmakers with concrete action steps for adapting the document's highlighted strategies to meet states’ various needs. The guide focuses on four areas for state policy: ensuring comprehensive pre- and post-natal maternal and infant support; enhancing quality of and access to child care; building strong, high quality early education systems; and cultivating cohesive early support systems. 

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

You can't improve a school by closing it. Here's what you can do instead. This is the final part of the OTL Campaign's infographic series on the issue of mass school closures.

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Monday, February 3, 2014

On December 9, 2013, parents, students, teachers and community members from over 60 cities across the country participated in the National Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The end of third grade marks an important transition when young students move from "learning to read" to "reading to learn." However, 66 percent of all fouth-graders, and 80 percent of fourth-graders from low-income families, are not reading at grade level.

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Friday, November 1, 2013

This report provides a detailed roadmap for making high-quality, full-day prekindergarten available for all three- and four-year-old children in New York State over an eight-year period.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

"Community schools" are a new model for public education focused on building community partnerships to ensure all students have access to the types of wraparound academic, social and health supports they need to succeed in school. This short animated video shows how Oakland Unified School District is transforming its schools to be community hubs offering integrated student supports. Check it out!

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