Caitlin Lennon (February 18, 2019) A new report, Pre-K in American Cities, offers an assessment of 40 of the largest cities in the U.S. and how they measure up to quality benchmarks, as well as access to high-quality Pre-K. Columbus was among those examined and was the only Ohio city included …[Read more...]
Welcome to the Crane Center’s policy blog. Here you’ll find news on early childhood issues from around Ohio and nationally, as well as insightful analysis, research, and thoughts on a range of issues impacting children ages 0-5: kindergarten readiness, early care and education, how states/cities fund preK and early care, data on Ohio’s kids, and more.
Caitlin Lennon (January 17, 2019) According to a recent poll from the First Five Years Fund (FFYF), a national, bipartisan advocacy group, American voters are consistent in their support for early learning and care. This holds true regardless of survey respondents’ political affiliation. Conducted by Public Opinion Strategies and Hart …[Read more...]
Jamie Davies O’Leary (January 8, 2019) Last month, the Center for American Progress (CAP) published a list of recommendations for newly elected governors to take on early childhood within their first 100 days. The article, “Early Childhood Agenda for Governors in 2019,” is exactly as it sounds, offering up an …[Read more...]
By Trent Cash (December 17) In my last blog I delved into the science behind how gifted students differ from their neurotypical peers and argued for why gifted students deserve to have their unique needs recognized in the classroom. In this post, I explore the ways that our educational system …[Read more...]
By Elizabeth McDade-Montez, PhD, Senior Research Associate, ETR, and Rebecca A. Dore, PhD, Senior Research Associate, Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy, The Ohio State University. This post originally appeared on ETR’s blog. (November 14, 2018) Harry Potter is the best-selling book series of all time. The books and their derivatives …[Read more...]