by Jamie Davies O’Leary (October 25, 2018) Earlier this month, Ohio’s State Board of Education expressed its support for early childhood spending through two actions. The first was approval of a budget plan that would protect the state’s early childhood program in the event of budget cuts. The second is …[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.
by Trent Cash (September 26, 2018) When I say the word gifted, what comes to mind? Do you have visions of a third-grader taking Calculus? Do you remember that story in the news about the high school senior who was accepted to every Ivy League College? Or does your mind …[Read more...]
by Jamie Davies O’Leary (September 24, 2018) Ohio, like every state except Vermont, is forced to end its fiscal year in the black. This balanced budget requirement and the realities of state budgeting can lead to some unexpected shortfalls and sudden shifts in priorities. Some programs face the chopping block, …[Read more...]
by Jamie Davies O’Leary (September 14, 2018) This month, PDK released results from the 50th annual poll of public attitudes about public schools. Conducted by Gallup and Phi Delta Kappa (PDK), the survey offers the most trusted source of opinion data on K-12 education issues ranging from school funding and …[Read more...]
Jim Mahoney, former CEO of Battelle for Kids, recaps Tara Westover’s memoir. Read an excerpt from his Book Notes blog and register to hear Westover discuss her memoir on Thursday, September 6th at 3:30p.m. at Franklin Park Conservatory. Ohio State’s Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy is hosting the …[Read more...]