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.
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September 13, 2016
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.
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.