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  • Mother’s Education and Children’s Outcomes: How Dual-Generation Programs Offer Increased Opportunities for America’s Children

    July 9, 2014 / News

    The second in a series of FCD Disparities Among America’s Children reports. The report offers the first-ever analysis of economic, education, and health indicators for children whose mothers have not graduated from high school, compared to children whose mothers have higher levels of education.   Read more...

     
  • Dual-Generation Strategies Benefit Children & Parents

    May 12, 2014 / News

    Dual-Generation programs - which combine high-quality early education of children and workforce development and skills training to their parents - are finding a place in the education debate.    Read more...

     
  • Global Challenges, New Perspectives

    April 3, 2014 / News

    APPAM Announces a Call for Proposals for the 2014 Fall Research Conference The APPAM Fall Research Conference is a multi-disciplinary annual research conference that attracts the highest quality research on a wide variety of important current and emerging policy and management issues. The conference is comprised of panels, roundtables, workshops, symposia and poster presentations and is designed to encourage substantive interaction among participants.   Read more...

     
  • High-Quality Kindergarten - What it should Look Like

    February 13, 2014 / News

    As New Jersey prepares for its First Statewide PreK-3rd Summit at the end of this month, Full-Day Kindergarten remains an issue that legislators must address as they look to advance and strengthen NJ's existing PreK-3rd framework.High-Quality Kindergarten Today, a 3-part series that highlights best practices in Kindergarten based on the comprehensive NJ Kindergarten Implementation Guidelines, offers teachers and administrators a "first-hand" account of what a quality Kindergarten should look like.   Read more...

     
  • Articulation of Our Theme: Leveraging Diversity & Addressing Disparities

    February 3, 2014 / News

    During the past 12 months, the Board of FCD reviewed its grantmaking programs since 2003 and realized that there have been synergies across various initiatives and grants that should be further strengthened and intentionally integrated into all of its existing and new programs.  These discussions led to the articulation of this theme as follows below.   Read more...

     
  • Federal Grant Programs Triggering Changes in Early Childhood Education Systems

    January 23, 2014 / News

    Introducing a new series from the New America Foundation Early Ed blog by Paul Nyhan, a journalist, early education expert, and writer for Thrive by Five Washington.   Read more...

     
  • 2013 Child Well-Being Index (CWI): Measuring 37 Year Trends (1975-2012)

    December 12, 2013 / News

    By looking at the CWI trends from 1975 to the present – a total of 37 years – we see that there are some areas of improvement, but there are also areas of significant decline in children’s well-being.    Read more...

     
  • PreK-3rd Evaluation Findings from the McKnight Foundation

    November 6, 2013 / News

    In 2012 the McKnight Foundation announced nearly $6 million in funding to the Twin Cities to increase literacy by Third Grade.  McKnight contracted with SRI International and the Center for Applied Research and Education Improvement, University of Minnesota, to evaluate their PreK-3rd efforts in Saint Paul Public Schools, Brooklyn Center Independent School District, and Minneapolis Special School District.   Read more...

     
  • The Evidence Base on Preschool

    October 11, 2013 / News

    For the first time in a generation, national legislation on publicly-funded preschool education is the focus of prominent debate.   Read more...

     
  • Nevada on the Map!

    August 20, 2013 / News

    FCD launched our PreK-3rd Map to recognize states "on the path" to creating a well-aligned, high-quality primary education system or P   Read more...

     
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