Substantial positive effects are found in New Jersey’s Abbott preschool program in language arts, literacy, mathematics, and science. The effects of the program did not fade after grade 3. The full study can be found here.
The REL Mid-Atlantic and the New Jersey Department of Education’s Division of Early Childhood Education have partnered to develop a model for school administrators and staff to engage families in student learning. The model will use family engagement and expand student learning beyond the classroom. The REL Mid-Atlantic will work with the department to provide resources to schools and districts that consider equity, feasibility, and accessibility. Read more on the Fact Sheet.
On Wednesday, September 15, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Vice President Kamala Harris urged that actionable steps be taken to make childcare more affordable for more families read more.