Education

Dual Language Learner Data Gaps: Takeaways for State Policy Leaders

This is the fifth and final post in New America’s blog series, DLL Data Gaps, and summarizes key findings and recommendations for state policy leaders. Click here to learn more about this project and access the other blogs in the series. Across a variety of domains, states need better data to more equitably serve dual language learners (DLLs) in… Read more »

Financial Stress Tests for Small Colleges?

The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education meets Tuesday to discuss the future of students at Mount Ida College, the liberal arts college in Newton set to close at the end of the month. Many of its 1,500 students—and incoming ones who had planned to enroll this fall—are unsure where they will complete their degrees. One… Read more »

Extracting Success in Pre-K Teaching

High-quality teachers are an essential component of an effective pre-K program. After all, young children’s learning depends on the quality of interactions they have and the relationships they form with adults. While there is much debate in the early education field right now about teacher qualifications and preparation requirements, there has been less discussion on… Read more »

New Study Brings Insight into Parental Choices in Early Education

Over the past several decades, the number of young children enrolled in formal, center-based early childhood education, which can include Head Start, state-funded pre-K, and private child care programs, has grown dramatically. For example, while only 23 percent of four-year-olds were enrolled in formal early learning programs in 1968, that number increased to 65 percent… Read more »