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
A Head Start Apprenticeship in California Helps Child Care Workers

SEIU and the YMCA developed the program to provide needed (and increasingly required) training


EDUCATION POLICY
Transforming the Early Education Workforce

A Multimedia Guidebook


EDUCATION POLICY
‘We Knew We Had to Grow Our Own’

The Fresno Teacher Residency Program is a joint effort between Fresno Unified School District and Fresno State University.


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Why Training Teachers in Social and Emotional Learning is Just as Important as the ABC’s

Addressing children’s emotional needs is one of the hardest parts of a teacher’s job—yet it’s not typically a part of preparation programs.


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