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When The Safety Net Pays For Itself

Monday, July 22, 2019

From Wall Street Journal: “A new study finds government programs for adults often lead to more government spending, but programs for low-income children return taxpayer dollars over time.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

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Florida Department of Education Targets Prekindergarten Improvements

Friday, July 19, 2019

From Tampa Bay Times: “State lawmakers frequently have spoken of the need to improve the state’s approach, noting that children with a strong education foundation in the early years can find more success in the rest of their schooling.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

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States Are Ratcheting Up Reading Expectations For 3rd-Graders

Monday, July 15, 2019

From NPR: “One out of six students who are not reading proficiently by fourth grade, according to a study by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, don’t graduate from high school on time. That rate is four times greater than that of proficient readers.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

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America Must Focus on the Early Childhood Education Workforce

Friday, July 12, 2019

From The Hill: “Child care and education programs are a way to fight intergenerational poverty, yet the very professionals responsible for caring for children and helping to break that cycle are often living in poverty themselves.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

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Study: To Reduce Preschool Expulsions, Form Stronger Connections With Parents

Thursday, July 11, 2019

From Education Dive: “Disciplinary practices in which a child is removed from school can be reduced through encouraging early and ongoing interactions with parents, as well as through professional development that ‘promotes empathy toward parents and gives teachers skills for working with parents facing different challenges,’ the authors write.” Read the full article here. View more articles… Continue Reading Study: To Reduce Preschool Expulsions, Form Stronger Connections With Parents