Opinion: Early childhood support is vital for Colorado families

by Edward D. Breslin & Tiffany Perrin (Originally published November 10, 2019, by The Colorado Sun) Measuring a child’s well-being can be difficult, but often you “know it when you see it.” ...
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Can early childhood education programs deliver if lead teachers are paid less than dog walkers?

by Van Schoales (Originally published November 6, 2019, by EdWeek) Early-childhood education (ECE) is on fire in my home state, Colorado, and is a hot topic around the country. Colorado passed a la ...
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Screen use tied to children’s brain development

In a study, preschoolers who used screens less had better language skills. by Perri Klass, M.D. (Originally published October 30, 2019, by The New York Times) A new study using sophisticated brain s ...
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Opinion: Colorado poised to do better in helping kids learn to read

Evidence-based instruction, accountability are key parts of new reading effort by Katy Anthes, Colorado Commissioner of Education (Originally published October 10, 2019, by The Denver Post) “Captain U ...
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Large achievement gaps remain even as Denver students’ scores tick up on national test

by Erica Meltzer (Originally published October 30, 2019, by Chalkbeat Colorado) Denver students improved their performance this year on the math and reading tests known as the nation’s report card, ...
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Centering equity: leading for equity in early learning

Center director and principal preparation programs should focus on the importance of leadership in creating equitable programs, services, and interactions. by Thelma Wong (Originally published October 22, 2019, by New Ame ...
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‘I didn’t know it had a name:’ secondary traumatic stress and educators

by Tim Walker (Originally published October 18, 2019, by neaToday) It wasn’t long ago that many educators complaining of burnout were greeted with a collective shrug from school leaders. Teacher exha ...
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Ways to counter the effects of adverse childhood experiences

New study finds positive childhood experiences are crucial for adult health. by Veronika Tait, Ph.D. (Originally published October 4, 2019, by Psychology Today) Groundbreaking research conducted in the 1990s found tha ...
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How data on child neglect helped me show how Indiana is ‘punishing poverty’

Opinion by Giles Bruce (Originally published October 7, 2019, by USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism)  The initial statistics shocked me. It turns out, I hadn’t seen anything yet. I got th ...
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In area beset by violence and deportations, Chicago opens a mental health clinic for infants and toddlers

By Casey Walker Burke (Originally published September 10, 2019, by Chalkbeat Chicago)  Inside Chicago’s first stand-alone mental health center for young children, new therapy rooms come stuffed with ...
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