In this Issue:
Source: U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services - June 14, 2016
The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services have released a report highlighting the importance of supporting the early learning workforce - most of whom are women - not only to improve the quality of early learning programs, but also to ensure fair pay so that they can support their own families. The report summarizes the research base and includes recommendations for reaching pay parity across all early learning settings.
Go to http://www2.ed.gov/about/inits/ed/earlylearning/index.html for more information. The report was released at the United State of Women Summit on June 14, 2016.
Source: Children's Health Watch - June 2016
A new research report, Compounding Stress: The Timing and Duration Effects of Homelessness on Children's Health (June 2016), finds that there is no safe level of early childhood homelessness. The younger and longer a young child experiences homelessness, the greater the cumulative toll of negative outcomes, which can have lifelong consequences for the child, the family, and the community.
Source: DEC's Journal of Early Intervention - June 2016
Abstracts of the following articles are now available online at http://jei.sagepub.com/content/38/2
Jennifer R. Ledford, Erin E. Barton, Jessica K. Hardy, Katie Elam, Jordan Seabolt, Meredith Shanks, M. L. Hemmeter, and Ann Kaiser
Katie C. Hart, Paulo A. Graziano, Kristine M. Kent, Aparajita Kuriyan, Alexis Garcia, Madison Rodriguez, and William E. Pelham, Jr.
Michelle MacRoy-Higgins, Valerie L. Shafer, Katlin J. Fahey, and Elyssa R. Kaden
The Journal of Early Intervention (JEI) is an official publication of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children and SAGE Publications. It offers articles related to research and practice in early intervention for infants and young children with special needs and their families. Freely available Podcasts of interviews with JEI authors can be accessed online.
Source: Office for Civil Rights - June 7, 2016
Initial results from the 2013-14 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) have been published in a new report, A First Look: Key Data Highlights on Equity and Opportunity Gaps in Our Nation's Public Schools (June 2016). The report includes information on suspension and expulsion from public preschool (page 3) and on the availability of free or partial-payment preschool (page 5).
Source: U.S. Department of Education - June 8, 2016
A notice inviting applications for a new award to establish a National Comprehensive Center on Improving Literacy for Students with Disabilities (the Center) was recently published in the Federal Register. The Center will support children in early childhood education programs through high school who are at risk of not attaining full literacy skills due to a disability. It will be administered jointly by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) and the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE). The application deadline is July 25, 2016.