Katharine Parham

Katharine Parham is a former intern for the Education Policy program at New America with the Early & Elementary Education team. Previously, Katie worked for four years in New Orleans' public schools as a teacher and administrator. Katie has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of South Carolina and is currently pursuing a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University.

All Work

EDUCATION POLICY
New Report: Extended School Day May Not Be Improving Early Reading in Florida

Implementation of Florida's extended school day initiative is called into question.


EDUCATION POLICY
New Brief: Exceptional Circumstances

In a new brief, Katie Parham explores issues surrounding early childhood special education.


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Exceptional Circumstances

A new brief explores issues surrounding early childhood special education and related policies.


EDUCATION POLICY
Local Communities are Stepping Up to Fund Pre-K

Despite the benefits, lack of access to Pre-K programming is the primary barrier, but local communities are stepping up to fill the gap.


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5 Things Teachers Aren't Learning About How Children Learn

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Reading Recovery Program Closing Literacy Gap for Early Readers

A new study shows the potential for the Reading Recovery intervention program to close the literacy gap for struggling first graders.


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Meeting Special Needs: A Call for Universal Screenings

Early screenings have the potential to make a dramatic difference in the developmental trajectory of children with special needs.


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Meeting Special Needs: Inclusion Classrooms Fair But Not Equal

Inclusion environments for children with special needs are not available often enough in preschool settings, limiting students.


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Meeting Special Needs: Invest Early, Save Later

Early childhood special education may see funding increase in FY2017. Early childhood education can save on special education costs later.


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Nationwide Bipartisan Trend: State Pre-K Funding Increases

ECS released its annual report on state pre-K funding, highlighting a trend in increased funding by states on pre-K programs.


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Closing the Gap: What Effective Teaching Can Do in the Early Years

A study from the Center for American Progress highlights the discrepancies in access to quality teaching across for children from low-income


EDUCATION POLICY
Universal Pre-K Could More Than Pay for Itself