A study based on thousands of fictional resumes shows that child-care hiring managers are not drawn to top-notch experience, or high GPAs or educational attainment.
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The federal preschool program for low-income children could be used to try out new programs to support teachers and children, says a education consulting group.
September 28, 2016
A new study of preschool teachers found that implicit bias manifests itself in complex ways that may affect discipline disparities.
September 13, 2016
Six months of reporting and writing about U.S. public preschools makes clear that we trail the rest of the developed world in how and what we spend on young children.
July 25, 2016
U.S. elementary-grade teachers get far less training than teachers in high-achieving countries for deep understanding of the foundational math, reading, and science content they teach.
July 11, 2016
Qualification requirements and better pay must go hand-in-hand, says a new report by the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment at UC Berkeley.
June 24, 2016
The National Council on Teacher Quality found that many teacher-prep programs that certify early educators don't spend much time on skills most relevant to working with young children.
June 14, 2016
Early-educators play an essential role in the lives of young children, but their pay fails to reflect that, says a new White House report.
June 10, 2016
Preschool teachers must offer high-quality instruction to change academic outcomes for their students, according to a new analysis of eight studies.
May 18, 2016
It's not just plumbers and electricians: Prospective preschool teachers can now learn by doing, thanks to a new apprenticeship program in St. Louis.