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EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION and LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PROJECT

Guiding Community Leaders on Family Engagement and Early Learning

Transforming communities into ecosystems that support families, early learning, and digital inclusion.

EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION and LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PROJECT
Guiding Community Leaders on Family Engagement and Early Learning

Transforming communities into ecosystems that support families, early learning, and digital inclusion.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
What's the Right Thing to Do for Every Child to Succeed?

ESSA both strengthens and expands opportunities for early learning, birth through third grade


DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Criado en Chicago: Patterns of Hispanic Participation in Chicago’s Early Education Programs

New research shows unexpected patterns of early education participation for Hispanic children.


PREK-12 EDUCATION
Interview: Painting the ESSA Canvas with Educator Evaluation and Support

New Leaders' Margaret Young & Alexandra Broin Provide Their "Big Idea" for States on Educator Evaluation in ESSA Plans


HIGHER EDUCATION
A-Pell-and-a-Half Is Enough

Capping the year-round Pell Grant at 150 percent of his annual maximum would protect students and taxpayers while preventing abuses.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION and LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PROJECT
The Ready to Learn Program: A Q-and-A with Shelley Pasnik

Examining a federal program for research-based media that promote early learning, particularly for children in low-income families.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION and LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PROJECT
The History and Purpose of the Federal "Ready to Learn" Program

Ready to Learn is a grant program administered by the U.S. Department of Education.


HIGHER EDUCATION
New Data Reveals, For First Time, Each Colleges' Share of Rich Kids

Trail-blazing study provides clearest picture we’ve ever had of the socioeconomic breakdown of individual colleges' student bodies.


HIGHER EDUCATION
Proceed Carefully with Pell-Funded Dual Enrollment Programs

Lawmakers support allowing high school students to enroll in college coursework using Pell grants. But these programs aren't without risks.


DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Contours of the Field: Dual Language Learners and Early Language Development

How do dual language learners acquire English? How do their native languages support that project?


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION and PREK-12 EDUCATION
New Report from SRCD on What PreK-3rd Means for Instruction

The DREME Network explains the benefits of continuity of instruction and classroom management and offer ideas for how to achieve it.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
What "Transforming the Workforce" Says About the Importance of Continuity

A seamless educational experience through third grade can help sustain the gains students make in pre-K and the early elementary grades