Early education

Boston Public Schools gets failing grades in 4 key areas as a takeover looms

With the specter of state control looming, Boston Public Schools is being sharply criticized for failing to "carry out basic operational functions," among other problems with equity and educating at-risk students.

It starts with our children: An anti-racism CEO explains

Matthew Kincaid dives into the need for early anti-racism discussions.

Can SEL deliver on its promises? Yes, but only if we start with early educators.

We're getting it wrong from by not training early childhood educators to build children's emotional competence and self-regulation at the most critical, developmental time.

3 instructional strategies that support the science of reading

Setting students up to become proficient, critical readers is at the core of early literacy, and essential for introducing other subjects and skills.

Build back later? Progress on bill with education provisions stalled until ’22

In a statement released Dec. 16, President Biden said negotiations will "continue next week," adding that "it takes time to finalize these agreements, prepare the legislative changes, and finish all the parliamentary and procedural steps needed to enable a Senate vote."

Build Back Better Act approved by House has millions for CTE, teacher training

Build Back Better bill includes $112 million each for school leadership and teacher development and funding for universal pre-K and free school meals.

A guide to mastering the IEP process during a chaotic year

While the basics of the IEP process remain the same, there are certain considerations that might be helpful for this unique school year.

8 school-focused provisions feature in Biden’s Build Back Better proposal

dDaft bill includes several education-related provisions that address teacher and school leader quality, personnel development for special educators and Native American language educators, and career and technical education.

Biden unveils Build Back Better framework with big investments in pre-K

Biden says Build Back Better framework will "make sure that every 3- and 4-year-old child in America will go to high-quality preschool." Indeed, the framework includes $400 billion for preschool and early childcare.

13 ways to improve science and engineering lessons in the early grades

Young children can ask sophisticated questions to make sense of the world if they are introduced to engineering and science ideas. But a new report finds they aren't getting the opportunity.

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