- Immigration, Diversity, and Education
August 30, 2011
Editors Elena Grigorenko and Past President Ruby Takanishi present the first wave of studies about what is happening to young children from birth to age 10 living in immigrant families in the U.S. This volume complements a larger literature about the lives of adolescents and young adults who are part of immigrant families.
- Building and Supporting an Aligned System: A Vision for Transforming Education Across the Pre-K-Grade Three Years
July 18, 2011
This report, Building and Supporting an Aligned System: A Vision for Transforming Education Across the Pre-K-Grade Three Years, by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) Foundation’s Task Force on Early Learning, offers ten recommendations for building an aligned system of early learning for children from age three to eight.
- Protecting Children in Tough Economic Times: What Can the United States Learn from Britain?
July 11, 2011
This report, authored by Jane Waldfogel, Ph.D. of Columbia University and the London School of Economics finds that following a successful, decade-long campaign to reduce child poverty by half, the United Kingdom has taken concrete steps to maintain its commitment to reduce child poverty in the midst of deficit reduction, even following a change in government.
- Effectively Educating Pre-K-3rd English Language Learners (ELLs) in Montgomery County Public Schools
June 30, 2011
Despite rapid growth in its English Language Learner (ELL) population, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has been highly effective in improving outcomes for ELL students across the district.
- abUSed: The Postville Raid
June 21, 2011
This full-length documentary film, directed by Luis Argueta, weaves together the personal stories of the individuals, the children, the families, and the town directly affected by one of the largest U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in the United States.
- Double Jeopardy: How Third-Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Influence High School Graduation
April 21, 2011
A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, written by Donald J. Hernandez, finds that children who have lived in poverty and are not reading proficiently in 3rd Grade are three times more likely to dropout or fail to graduate from High School than those who have never been poor.
- Building Early Learning Leaders: New Jersey’s PreK-3rd Leadership Training, A Case Study
April 13, 2011
This case study seeks to engage, educate, and support principals and district administrators to be strong leaders for PreK-3rd has been released by Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ). The study documents how a collaborative group of organizations – ACNJ; the New Jersey Department of Education, Division of Early Childhood Education (DECE); and the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association (NJPSA) – came together to develop a series of professional development trainings to school district administrators on leading and sustaining comprehensive PreK-3rd reforms.
- Linking Learning: The PreK-3rd Path to School Success
March 31, 2011
Giving children high-quality PreKindergartenl is the first step in the journey to school success.