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Bridging Research, Policy, and Practice

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High-quality early care and education (ECE) is vital to school readiness, improved academic performance, higher school completion rates, and greater earning power. ECE PolicyWorks is a consulting firm that links early childhood research, policy, and practice, laying the foundation for healthy, successful, productive citizens.


As the opt-out movement gains momentum, teachers and parents of young children are registering their protest against assessment in overdrive. Meanwhile, new research offers ballast for dual-language learning and equity for the nation's fast-growing Latino youth population.


Father Knows Best about the DIBELS and the GRADE


ECE Policy Matters—Steven Singer weighs in on teaching, learning, and education reform at his blog, GADFLYONTHEWALL. He teaches in a public high school, but his daughter is a kindergartener. Recently, he requested that she be excused from the tests. Would he get his little girl in trouble? He was surprised by the sympathetic response . . . [read more]


Bilingualism Boosts the Brain / Bilinguismo Estimula
El Cerebro


ECE Policy Matters—I didn't learn Spanish until the advanced age of 12, as was the practice in the dark days of linguistic exceptionalism. So I was excited to hear the latest NICHD podcast on how acquisition of a second language increases mental acuity. We need a more expansive framework. The new American child is waiting . . . [read more]


More recent posts from Susan Ochshorn:

Fox Fabricates Incoherent Story about Illiterate Early Childhood Educators
David Kirp & Deborah Meier: In Praise of Lab Schools for Democracy
Peter Rawitsch: A First-Grade Teacher Honors Young Learners

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Book Talk


My book, Squandering America's Future (Teachers College Press, 2015), is now in production. It's been a long gestation, and I'm looking forward to sharing this new baby with you! While we're waiting, I'll still be posting gems I find in the field. I love to hear your voices. Please join the conversation at my Blog, on Twitter, and on Facebook.

Why ECE Policy Matters

"Change where it counts the most—in the daily interactions of teachers and students—is the hardest to achieve and the most important…We favor attempts to bring about such improvements by working from the inside out, especially by enlisting the support and skills of teachers as key actors in reform…they need resources of time and money, practical designs for change, and collegial support. And they can succeed best if they do their work in partnership with parents"  - David Tyack and Larry Cuban, Tinkering Toward Utopia

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