Clear all

18 results found

reorder grid_view

Transforming Public Education: Pathway to a Pre-K-12 Future

September 23, 2011

Based on interviews, research on early childhood learning, and lessons from efforts to expand pre-K access, argues for a pre-K-12 public education system. Outlines progress to date and reforms needed to improve school and life outcomes with pre-K for all.

The Case for Pre-K in Education Reform: A Summary of Program Evaluation Findings

April 20, 2010

Highlights findings from recent or ongoing evaluations of state pre-kindergarten programs and their impact on early literacy, language and math skills, and likelihood of repeating grades.

A Matter of Degrees: Preparing Teachers for the Pre-K Classroom

March 9, 2010

Reviews the research on how pre-K teacher preparation affects learning and program quality. Explores the potential costs and benefits of raising preparation standards, expected challenges, and strategies states and localities have used to address them.

Votes Count: Legislative Action on Pre-K Fiscal Year 2010

October 22, 2009

Examines changes in state legislatures' budgets for pre-kindergarten programs and highlights trends in high-quality pre-K policy making and funding strategies in the face of budget shortfalls. Includes state-by-state budget and policy summaries.

Leadership Matters: Governors' Pre-K Budget Proposals Fiscal Year 2010

May 5, 2009

Provides an annual review of governors' budget proposals and state of the state addresses and evaluates their commitments to publicly funded, voluntary, high-quality pre-kindergarten programs. Analyzes pre-K budget changes and profiles selected states.

The Pre-K Pinch: Early Education and the Middle Class

November 12, 2008

Reviews evidence on the benefits of pre-K programs and the difficulties families that do not qualify for state programs face in paying for early education. Calls for high-quality, voluntary, state-funded programs for all. Includes state-level analyses.

Votes Count: Legislative Action on Pre-K Fiscal Year 2009

September 24, 2008

Provides an overview of changes in state legislatures' budgets for pre-K programs and discusses regional trends in progress toward providing pre-K education for all -- or the lack thereof. Includes state-by-state budget and policy summaries.

Pre-K: A Call for More Federal Involvement?

June 17, 2008

Presents selected results from a survey of registered voters' views on the benefits of early childhood education and of increased federal funding for pre-K programs, including a new grant to help states raise program quality and accessibility.

Leadership Matters: Governors' Pre-K Proposals, Fiscal Year 2009

April 24, 2008

Through an annual review of governors' budget proposals and state of the state addresses, rates governors' commitments to early education, from "heroes" to "all talk and no action." Summarizes all state and District of Columbia pre-K budget changes.

Pre-K and Latinos: The Foundation for America's Future

July 1, 2006

The Latino population in the United States is growing at a rapid pace, and the proportion of our nation's under-five year olds who are Latino is increasing even faster. Many of these children lack access to the high-quality pre-kindergarten experiences that promote academic achievement and future success. By providing Latino children with culturally and linguistically appropriate services in high-quality, pre-k-for-all programs, educators and policymakers can help close the achievement gap and make a major contribution to realizing this growing population's remarkable potential.

A Diverse System Delivers for Pre-K: Lessons Learned in New York State

July 1, 2006

Today, policymakers with an interest in school success no longer debate why states should provide pre-kindergarten; that case has been made successfully to voters, educators, and researchers. Instead, policymakers now wrestle with how to get the job done. Increasingly, they turn to what those in the pre-k field call 'diverse' or 'mixed' delivery, which uses both community-based and school sites to provide pre-k services. This report examines the experience of one state - New York - using a diverse system to deliver pre-k services and provides lessons for other states as they build and expand their pre-k programs.

Leadership Matters: Governors' Pre-K Proposals Fiscal Year 2007

May 1, 2006

Across the country, governors are recognizing high-quality, voluntary pre-kindergarten as a proven school-reform strategy. In 2006, 24 leaders prioritized this effort by proposing increased funding to expand and enhance their states' pre-k programs. These investments promise to improve both K-12 systems and children's opportunities for success in kindergarten and in life. This report reviews the state of the state addresses and proposed budgets of our nation's governors and the mayor of the District of Columbia to assess their individual commitments to high-quality pre-k for all.