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.
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June 24, 2016
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.
May 18, 2016
The money will be used to fund research, fellowships, and professional development opportunities for early educators.
April 22, 2016
Early educators, including center directors, make far less than other Colorado professionals with similar degrees, says a report by Qualistar Colorado.
September 24, 2015
Early education workers have been paid low wages for years, but as public programs grow, the issue is increasingly on reporters' radars.
May 01, 2015
Immigrants account for 18 percent of the early-childhood workforce, a slightly higher percentage than are represented in the workforce at large, a new report says.
April 02, 2015
Creating a minimum education standard for pre-K teachers was among recommendations from the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council for improving the country's early-educator workforce.
February 20, 2015
If the White House's call for universal preschool is going to be answered effectively, educating the early educator workforce is essential, says one university professor.