Putting the Care Back in Early Care and Education

I recently ran into a neighbor, a mother of two boys under two, racing home from her job at Citigroup to take her infant for his regular appointment with the pediatrician.  Just back at work after maternity leave, she had that frazzled look of the work-family juggler.

In the ECE policy arena, the “care” part of [... click post title to read more ...]


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Back to School: The Quest for Teacher Quality

The streets of my NYC neighborhood, deserted in the last weeks of August, are now humming with activity, as children and families return to school.  This comforting ritual, as predictable as the turn of the seasons, is accompanied by the growing clamor of calls for teacher quality and accountability.

Right before school began, New York State [... click post title to read more ...]


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