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  • Diverse Children: Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration in America's New Non-Majority Generation

    July 24, 2013 / Learning Curve

    Disparities Among America's Children - Introducing the first in a new series of reports from FCD on disparities among America's children:   Read more...

     
  • P-3 Institute Will Highlight and Advance PreK-3rd Work

    July 18, 2013 / Learning Curve

    On August 6th and 7th  the 5th Annual Starting Strong P-3 Institute will bring together educators, administrators, policymakers, and parents from PreK, elementary school, public policy and academia to work on stronger connections between early learning and K-12.    Read more...

     
  • An Announcement from the FCD Board Chair

    July 18, 2013 / News

    Dear Colleagues and Friends: Deborah A. Phillips, Ph.D., has announced her decision to resign as President of the Foundation for Child Development.  Deborah will be returning to her faculty position at Georgetown University where she will continue to move forward on her important research agenda which she has steadfastly built over the course of decades.    Read more...

     
  • Preparing Children of Immigrants for Early Academic Success

    July 11, 2013 / Learning Curve

    Preparing the Children of Immigrants for Early Academic Success, the latest in a series of papers from the Migration Policy institute by   Read more...

     
  • A Stronger Safety Net for America's Children

    June 27, 2013 / News

    Federal safety net initiatives lift millions of children out of poverty and mitigate the scope and impact of problems ranging from illness to hunger. But there is room for improvement. This analysis by veteran consultant John Quinterno identifies three gaps in the safety net for children, and it offers concrete recommendations for state and federal policymakers to prevent children from falling through the cracks.Download the Report    Read more...

     
  • Join Us for a Congressional Briefing!

    June 26, 2013 / Learning Curve

    A Stronger Safety Net for America's ChildrenThursday, June 2710am EDT U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, SVC 210 E Capitol Street NE & First St Washington, DC 20004   Read more...

     
  • Health Care for Immigrant Families: Current Policies and Issues

    June 18, 2013 / News

    WASHINGTON – Low-income immigrant children are less likely than their U.S.-born citizen counterparts to see a doctor even when they are insured. Similarly, immigrant adults are less likely to use emergency rooms than low-income natives, a new Migration Policy Institute (MPI) report that examines health care coverage and usage among immigrants and the U.S. born finds.   Read more...

     
  • Meet the PreK-3rd Grade National Work Group!

    June 12, 2013 / Learning Curve

    The PreK-3rd Grade National Work Group promotes high-quality learning experiences for children from Prekindergarten through Third Grade. The group is committed to building knowledge and understanding of effective PreK-3rd grade policy and practice, with an emphasis on instruction and engagement in learning.    Read more...

     
  • Immigration Reform: Building Fences With Shadows or Bridges of Hope and Dreams?

    June 11, 2013 / News

    The Southwest is a place of great opportunity, enchantment, and grandeur, and yet, also a place of poverty and inequality in the United States. Through its children, it is also a place that will play an expanding and critically important role in either the successes or failures of our nation. In fact, the border region (defined here as the seven states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado) accounts for:   Read more...

     
  • Using Student Achievement Data to Evaluate Teachers

    May 29, 2013 / Learning Curve

    As of 2012, 20 states and DC require evidence of student learning to play a role in evaluating teacher performance. As a result, while states and school districts are struggling to find sound methods to measure young students' achievement, they are nevertheless rushing to implement evaluation systems without thinking through the risks, according to a new policy paper from the Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation.   Read more...

     
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