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  • Top PreK-3rd Resources of 2013

    January 8, 2014 / Learning Curve

    As we begin the New Year, we thought we would take a look back and revisit the most downloaded and requested PreK-3rd resources from 2013! Dual-Language Learners   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...

     
  • The Value of Parents in Children's Education

    December 6, 2013 / Learning Curve

    Voices of Parents on Raising and Educating Their Children from Birth-to-College addresses the disconnect between the essential value parents bring to their children's education and the lack of attention given to parental voice in the birth-to-college discussion.   Read more...

     
  • Patterns of Achievement for Dual Language Learners

    November 21, 2013 / Learning Curve

    Early Education for Dual Language Learners: Promoting School Readiness and Early School Success, the latest in a series of papers from the Migration Policy Institute by Linda Espinosa, evaluates the research   Read more...

     
  • PreK-3rd in Proposed PreK Legislation?

    November 14, 2013 / Learning Curve

    Wednesday, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Congressmen George Miller (D-CA), and Richard Hanna (R-NY) released proposed legislation to enact the federal-state PreK partnership proposed by President Obama in this year's State of the Union Address.  The proposed legislation goes beyond PreK and has implications for PreK-3rd including: Emphasis on data systems PreK-12, and language supporting the need for both better transitions to Kindergarten and broader PreK-3rd alignment.   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...

     
  • Dual-Generation Strategies: Getting Started

    November 6, 2013 / Learning Curve

    Promoting Two-Generation Strategies: A Getting Started Guide for State and Local Policy Makers is the latest Dual - Generation publication from The Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources, in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.   Read more...

     
  • PreK-3rd Evaluation Findings from the McKnight Foundation

    October 25, 2013 / Learning Curve

    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...

     
  • PreK Round-Up!

    October 16, 2013 / Learning Curve

    The Latest in PreK Research: For the first time in a generation, national legislation on publicly-funded PreKindergarten education is the focus of prominent debate. FCD recognizes that quality PreK programs are the first building block of a cradle-to-career public education system for the 21st century and must be sustained by high-quality K-12 education experiences.   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...

     
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