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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 |

Subprime Learning: Opportunities for Young Children Stagnated After Great Recession, Report Finds

January 21, 2014

In the past five years, pre-K enrollments in the United States have not substantially increased, high-quality affordable child care remains rare, kindergarten expansion has been virtually ignored, and a greater number of parents are struggling to support their families, according to a first-of-its-kind review released today by public policy institute New America.

Subprime Learning

  • By
  • Lisa Guernsey,
  • Laura Bornfreund,
  • Clare McCann,
  • Conor Williams,
  • New America Foundation
January 21, 2014
Five years ago, the United States was in the thick of the Great Recession, coping with a stock market crash and loss of jobs that would send aftershocks throughout early education. Yet early 2009 was also a time of great hope among advocates for young children. President Barack Obama, newly sworn in, had called attention to early education throughout his campaign, aiming for $10 billion in public investments for children from birth to age five, educational infrastructure grants for states, and improvements in teaching. Many states already had been making investments in public preschool.
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