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  • Resources on Testing and School Accountability

    Standardized tests play a dominant role in school accountability systems in the U.S. These resources focus on how testing data can be used and interpreted in an accountability context.

  • Literacy Ladders

    This curated collection of essays for early childhood educators and others examines the research on increasing young children's language, knowledge, and reading comprehension.

  • Measuring School Settings: The Preschool Educational Environment Rating System

    The Preschool Educational Environment Rating System (PEERS), designed for use by practitioners as well as administrators, is a method for examining the quality of instruction in preschool settings. Unlike most other rating scales, it not only measures the environment, it also examines both how teachers construct their classroom for instruction and the quality of the enactment of instruction.




  • Teaching = Thinking + Relationship

    Harvard's Bryan Mascio argues that true education reform can only come once we begin to see teaching and learning as highly complex cognitive processes that have vital relationships at their core.
  • In Defense Of The Public Square

    Please join us May 1-2 for a special conference, bringing together prominent elected officials, public intellectuals, and union, business and civil rights leaders “in defense of the public square.”
  • Where Al Shanker Stood: Verbal Ability As The Key To Learning

    In a 1974 NY Times column, Al Shanker discusses the key role of verbal ability for student learning, and how it speaks to the importance of early childhood education.