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May 01, 2015

Immigrants Well-Represented in Early-Education Workforce, Report Says

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

All Lead Preschool Teachers Should Have B.A., Top Advisory Groups Urge

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.

March 25, 2015

Teach For America Teachers Offer Edge in Pre-K Reading, Study Says

Teach For America teachers in pre-K though 2nd grade were better at teaching students to read than other teachers, says a study by the research firm Mathematica.

December 09, 2014

Arizona Program Boosting College Degrees Among Early-Childhood Educators

Thanks to a scholarship program funded by the state's First Things First tobacco tax, twice as many early education teachers in Pima County, Ariz., hold college degrees now than did five years ago,

November 26, 2014

Hand That Rocks the Cradle Gets $30K a Year

A top personal finance group urges college students not to major in child studies.

October 09, 2014

Preschool Teacher Ranks More Diverse, Female Than K-12

If you're a public school teacher in this country, chances are good that you're also a white woman. At the preschool level, the picture is slightly different.

June 21, 2013

Six States Selected For Early Learning 'Policy Academy'

The National Governors Association's Center for Best Practices will help representatives from each state improve their preK-3 systems.

August 06, 2012

Improving Professional Development for Early-Childhood Workforce

The National Association for the Education of Young Children has published a new policy brief meant to help states better ensure the qualifications of "experts" who offer their professional development services to early-education programs.


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