Abbie Lieberman


What the Civil Rights Data Tell Us About Early Learners

Last week the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights released the long-awaited data from the 2013-2014 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), an extensive survey of all public schools and districts across the United States. The Office of Civil Rights has been collecting this data since 1968 to track issues related to equal educational… Read more »

Clinton’s Plan to Make Child Care Better and More Affordable

Hillary Clinton has a strong record of supporting young children and their families, dating back to the beginning of her career. Out of law school, she worked as a staff attorney for the Children’s Defense Fund. As First Lady of Arkansas she brought the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program to the… Read more »

Minnesota’s QRIS is Effectively Measuring Pre-K Quality- Sometimes

Over the last few years, almost all states have been developing or expanding their Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS), monitoring tools that evaluate the quality of child care and early education programs. These tools have multiple purposes. Primarily they are used to assess the quality of programs and to help those programs improve their… Read more »

Tennessee Isn’t Giving Up on Pre-K

Last fall, researchers at Vanderbilt University released the results of a years-long study on the impact of Tennessee’s Voluntary Pre-K Program (VPK). This randomized control trial found that by third grade, some children who had participated in the program were performing worse on multiple academic measures than their peers who didn’t participate. This study sparked… Read more »