- Making the Connections: Building an Early Learning System Beyond the Schoolhouse Walls
November 17, 2011
This Brief from the Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) discusses the importance of making a connection between PreK and the early grades and between school district and community programs to provide young students with the foundation they need to be sucessful in school and in life.
- Investing in Children and Parents: Fostering Dual-Generation Strategies in the United States
November 8, 2011
At the Annual Research Conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Christopher T. King with Tara C. Smith and Robert W. Glover presented on Investing in Children and Parents: Fostering Dual-Generation Strategies in the United States.
- Kindergarten: Why We Need to Change it
November 4, 2011
This presentation was given by Dr. Jason Sachs, the Director of Early Childhood Education for the Boston Public Schools, at the Annual PreK-3rd Leadership Conference hosted by the Advocates for Children of New Jersey in conjunction with its partners from the New Jersey Department of Education, the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association, and Brookdale Community College.
- Today’s Children, Tomorrow’s America: Six Experts Face the Facts
November 4, 2011
In a report from the Urban Institute, resident experts from diverse disciplines were asked to respond to the question: “How can solutions to our national and state budget crises fit the facts about children in the United States?” For example, children are poorer than all other age groups in the U.S. yet their share of the federal budget is projected to drop from 11 percent in 2010 to 8 percent in 2020 as additional funding from the American Recovery Act ends and mandated spending, especially for Social Security and Medicare, rises.
- Getting on Track Early for School Success: The STEP Assessment System to Support Effective Instruction (PreK-3rd)
October 20, 2011
Technical Reports Creating an Assessment of Literacy Skills for Three- and Four-Year-Olds Creating an Assessment of Math Skills for Three- and Four-Year-Olds These technical reports document the development of a continuous diagnostic and assessment system based on research on the developmental pathways in children’s learning of literacy and math to guide instruction.
- Living on the Edge: America’s Low-Earning Families
September 27, 2011
A report from First Focus, Living on the Edge: America’s Low-Earning Families, finds that 40 percent of all children — 30 million kids — grow up in households in which their parents are employed, yet the family still struggles with making ends meet.
- The Power of PreK-3rd: How a Small Foundation Helped Push Washington State to the Forefront of the PreK-3rd Movement
September 21, 2011
The study chronicles how The New School Foundation influenced primary education reform in Washington by creating one of the leading PreK – 3rd programs in the United States.
- A Framework that Works
September 19, 2011
A Framework That Works: Why PreK-3rd is a Smart Strategy for Black Kids, Families and Communities