March 26, 2014
The young children of today will soon grow into the middle-schoolers of the next decade, the high school graduates of the late 2020s, and the citizens and workforce of the future. By paying attention to the way today’s young children use technologies and media, and by tailoring policies to ensure that educators are prepared to help them, policymakers can promote environments that give learners every chance to succeed. A new brief from the Early Education Initiative at New America, entitled "Envisioning a Digital Age Architecture for Early Education" lays out the beginnings of a new architecture for 21st-century policymaking.
We hope it will spark dialogue across the field about what it will take to remodel early education for the digital age: aiming high, boosting the workforce, tapping forgotten assets, connecting people to each other and to information, and investigating what works.