Sarah Jackson

Sarah Jackson is a writer based in Berkeley, Ca. and partner at HiredPen Inc., where she covers education and social policy.

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EDUCATION POLICY
In California, Serving Bilingual Prekindergarteners Well Is Crucial to the State’s Future

Nearly sixty percent of California children under age five are dual language learners


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One Size Doesn't Fit All

In too many cases, the needs of the bureaucracy win out over children’s developmental needs.


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Early Childhood Teachers Need More Paid Time for Their Professional Responsibilities

In California, a new survey investigates how work conditions can affect teacher practice and program quality


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For One Principal, A Unified Vision of Elementary School that Includes Infants and Toddlers

Oakland, Calif. shows why investing in birth-to-five education benefits the work of an elementary school.


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How Educators in Fresno Are Working Together to Support Young, Dual Language Learners

Fresno is working to improve outcomes for young dual language learners


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Taking A Look at Transitional Kindergarten in California

In 2010 California embarked on an experiment to create a new grade level for the 4-year-olds inside its public schools,


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Barely Hanging On: The Acrobatics of Funding High Quality Care for Young Children

In high cost environments like San Jose, providers are struggling to stay afloat and provide quality learning experiences


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Home-Based Care Providers Are Teachers Too

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A New Survey Upends Assumptions About How Low-Income Parents Prepare Young Children for School

The survey of parents with children under age six is one of the first of its kind in Oakland.


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Investing in Early Childhood in the Golden State

To improve outcomes for children in California, the Packard Foundation is investing in teachers and caregivers.


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Principals Go Back to Kindergarten

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A Spotlight on 3 Cities in California Working to Improve Early Learning

Announcing New America's special coverage of early learning in California.