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The search for quality and equity in early childhood education
April 18, 2019
Think teacher pay is low in Colorado? Try teaching preschool.
Preschool teachers who work in Colorado's district-run schools make far less on average than public elementary teachers.
April 16, 2019
A much-needed change or the last straw? Educators take sides on bill limiting early childhood suspensions
Educators share their opinions on proposed legislation that aims to curb the number of out-of-school suspensions given to young Colorado students.
comings and goings
April 16, 2019
New leaders coming to Clayton Early Learning and other early childhood groups in Colorado
Several of Colorado’s most prominent early childhood groups are getting new leaders this year, including Clayton Early Learning and Denver Preschool Program.
April 12, 2019
Colorado educators, share your thoughts on early childhood suspensions
Colorado could have a new law restricting suspensions of young children. We want to know what educators think.
READ Act Revisited
April 11, 2019
Colorado literacy bill mandating more teacher training advances
A Colorado bill that would require many early elementary teachers to undergo new training in reading instruction passed unanimously out of the Senate Education Committee…
April 9, 2019
Colorado full-day kindergarten bill clears first legislative hurdle with unanimous support
Colorado’s long road to full-day kindergarten passed a first test Tuesday, winning House Education Committee approval. The unanimous vote, met with cheers and applause, came…
April 7, 2019
Colorado districts moving quickly toward full-day kindergarten, complicating funding debate
Large Colorado school districts that collectively serve thousands of children in half-day kindergarten programs are preparing to switch to full-day programs this fall, potentially pushing…
April 4, 2019
Full-day kindergarten across the nation: How does Colorado compare?
As Colorado's full-day kindergarten expansion plan nears the finish line, a look at how its kindergarten policies compare to other states.
March 14, 2019
We asked, they answered: Teachers weigh in on how they learned to teach reading
Teachers describe what they learned — and didn't learn — in their educator prep programs about how to teach reading.
March 6, 2019
What Whitmer’s budget means for preschoolers in Michigan — and Detroit
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer campaigned hard on the promise of offering preschool to every Michigan 4-year-old. Now she says it could still happen — just…
February 26, 2019
It’s good to be a baby in Colorado, new report shows
Colorado received top marks in a new state-by-state report on the best and worst places to be a baby or toddler.
early childhood discipline
February 21, 2019
New Colorado bill aims to keep young students in school — even after they misbehave
Colorado lawmakers have proposed legislation to limit suspensions of young children — the latest push in a four-year effort to pass early childhood discipline reform.
February 14, 2019
As lawmakers consider major preschool expansion, Colorado providers want more than just extra seats
With Gov. Jared Polis’ plan to expand Colorado’s state-funded preschool program, many early childhood educators are hoping for more flexibility along with new slots.
Race for mayor
February 11, 2019
How to help Chicago’s younger learners? Mayoral frontrunners skip a chance to say.
Chicago is in the first year of a four-year universal pre-kindergarten rollout, and the city’s next mayor will determine much of the fate of the program.
February 11, 2019
New slots open for strike-affected preschoolers, but parents still scramble for care
Denver child care providers opened scores of new slots to accommodate preschoolers displaced by the Denver teachers strike.
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