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Beyond Subprime Learning: Our Ideas for Accelerating Progress in Early Education | EdCentral

  • By
  • Laura Bornfreund,
  • New America Foundation
July 16, 2014 |
In January, the Early Education Initiative released the report Subprime Learning: Early Education in America Since the Great Recession. We found that during the last five years the federal government and states focused on building infrastructure and improving coordination across early childhood programs. This attention was sorely needed, but now it’s time to turn the focus to teaching and learning in the early years and up through third grade.

Beyond Subprime Learning

  • By
  • Laura Bornfreund,
  • Lisa Guernsey,
  • Clare McCann,
  • Conor Williams,
  • New America Foundation
July 15, 2014

Education policymakers must put more focus on teaching and learning in the early years and continue that work up through third grade, according to Beyond “Subprime Learning”: Accelerating Progress in Early Education, a new report from New America’s Early Education Initiative.

Time To Improve

  • By
  • Melissa Tooley,
  • Laura Bornfreund,
  • New America Foundation
March 24, 2014
While educator preparation has always been important, it is now more important than ever. Currently, there are more first year teachers in the United States than teachers of any other experience level—and at many schools, most of the teachers have only been teaching for a few years. Meanwhile, the skills and responsibilities expected of educators are expanding, as higher standards and new technologies are implemented to improve student learning. 

Suspensions More Likely For Black Students, Report Finds | Wall Street Journal

March 21, 2014

Laura Bornfreund, deputy director of the Early Education Initiative at New American Foundation, a think-tank based in Washington, D.C., said the early-education statistics are "very troubling but unfortunately not surprising." She added that suspension ...

U.S. Senate Approves Bipartisan Child-Care Grant Bill

March 13, 2014

Now there will be pressure on the House to take up the measure, said Laura Bornfreund, the deputy director of the Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation. “There seems to be a general feeling that we need to improve [early-childhood ...

When It Comes to Pre-K, It's Time to Show Us the Money | AlterNet

February 12, 2014

Early childhood advocates Laura Bornfreund and Conor Williams of the New America Foundation explained in The Atlantic, “Awareness of early education issues is as high as it’s ever been.” They noted widespread political support not only from President Obama but also from, “business leaders, law enforcement, retired military leaders, charitable foundations … economists [and] lawmakers in states red, blue.”

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Early Childhood Education: Lots of Talk, but Not Much Action (Yet)

  • By
  • Laura Bornfreund,
  • Conor Williams,
  • New America Foundation
January 30, 2014 |
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