Early Care and Education
Expanding early learning programs and access to health and social services is a key component of education reform. The achievement gap between students of color and their White peers often begins even before students start school. Students of color are less likely to have access to the same early opportunites, meaning they begin Kindergarten at a disadvantage and struggle to catch up. Studies have shown that investment in quality pre-K programs produces many long-term savings for society in the form of lower remediation and criminal justice costs as well as higher taxable earnings.
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Blog Posts on Early Care and Education
Warren Simmons, Executive Director of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, has some advice for Boston's Mayor-Elect Marty Walsh: to improve the city's schools, focus on equity and wraparound student supports.Read more>
A recent Wall Street Journal op-ed tried to argue pre-k isn't worth investing in. But in a must-read rebuttal, ReadyNation fact checks the op-ed and highlights the well-documented benefits of pre-k and the vital role it plays in closing the opportunity gap.Read more>