Early Education

Providing children with the experiences they need to succeed in school before starting kindergarten is critical. But what should those experiences be? Who should pay for them? As parents, school leaders and policymakers struggle to answer these and other questions, we cover what’s working, and what’s not, in early education.

Can start-up companies profit off one of the lowest paid professions: home-based child care?

For-profit companies want to fix the country’s child care system by helping low-wage child care workers better run their small businesses

Teachers go to school on racial bias

Boston-area schools are leading a shift toward culturally responsive teaching. Educators say the resulting conversations about race are difficult, uncomfortable — and absolutely necessary

OPINION: Early ed should adopt these 3 ideas from Montessori schools

Improving the odds for our youngest learners with student-centered support

After years of neglect, Mississippi takes baby steps to boost school readiness

Fledgling state-funded pre-K shows strong signs of success in one southeast town, but nearly two out of three state students are still not ready for kindergarten

Fighting for Mississippi’s struggling 5-year-olds, one student at a time

As access to state pre-K lags, almost one in 10 Mississippi kindergarteners are still held back

Regulations for child care hard to roll back, as Trump proposed, because there aren’t many

According to reporting by The Hechinger Report, the lack of tight regulations is contributing to an epidemic of poor quality care offered to young children in the U.S.

How does your city stack up when it comes to pre-K quality?

Report finds pre-K programs in many cities could be better and do more for young learners

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OPINION: Head Start founder sought paid family leave

An early proponent of a comprehensive approach to young children’s development, Edward Zigler died this month at 88

segregated schools

Measuring diversity without holding schools accountable won’t bring about integration

New York City takes the first step towards integrating schools

Denver teachers are next to take to the picket line

A bonus system cannot replace a higher base pay

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