In case you missed the news last week, be sure to catch up with a few articles collected by NHSA.
“The Head Start community embraces accountability, but recognizes that continuous quality improvement is as important to the development of strong federal policies as it is to their work with children and families. “
“With a smartphone and a social network always at hand, they’re charting a course through parenthood that opens moms and dads to more public criticism—as well as affirmation—than anything previous generations have ever experienced. “
“The Utah pre-K experiment is worth paying attention to for two reasons. It's another piece of evidence that good-quality early childhood education can save money in the long term. “
“The decision to judge programs based on third-grade test scores dismisses the full range of skills and capacities developed through early childhood education that strongly contribute to future achievement and life outcomes.”
“From the beginning of the school year, I had a vision: 100% of my students would leave Room 8 kindergarten-ready. “
“Let's put this meaningless shibboleth aside and turn to the important business of investing in our most valuable and vulnerable resource, our children.”