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  • Learning to read vs. reading to learn

    January 24, 2017

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    What makes an effective reading teacher? A new study shows that the answer may differ for those teaching very young children versus those teaching the upper elementary grades. A study released in December from the Education Policy Initiative at Carolina looked at teacher effectiveness data from the new kindergarten through second grade testing regime in North… Read more »

  • Join the Pathways Team

    January 18, 2017

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    The North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation is seeking to a hire a consultant to manage the next phase of the NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading initiative. Download the RFP.

  • Advancing Birth-to-8 Policy through the Every Student Succeeds Act

    September 5, 2016

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    The North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation is partnering with the Office of Early Learning (OEL) at the Department of Public Instruction to convene a group of state leaders to develop recommended birth-to-eight strategies to be included in North Carolina’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state plan. OEL is leading the development of the early learning provisions of the plan… Read more »

  • Grade-Level Reading Begins at Birth

    December 11, 2015

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    In recent years, North Carolina’s legislative leaders have zeroed in on early literacy and particularly third-grade reading skills, and rightly so. The beginning of fourth grade marks the time in a child’s education when she is no longer learning to read, but is reading to learn. The National Research Council has found that high school… Read more »

  • More than 85 State Leaders Discuss NC’s Pathways to Grade-Level Reading

    November 24, 2015

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    On November 13, 2015, more than 85 government agency, legislative, foundation, nonprofit, business and community leaders came together to discuss North Carolina’s Pathways to Grade-Level Reading. The meeting was co-convened by the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation, NC Child, The North Carolina Partnership for Children, Inc., and excelleNCe (an initiative of BEST NC). Their expertise… Read more »

  • Pre-K: Quality matters

    October 26, 2015

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    Reprinted from Ed NC: It’s been an interesting month for prekindergarten. Three evaluations – one in Tennessee that received significant press attention, one in Utah that received much less coverage, and one in Georgia that received virtually no coverage outside of the state – highlight two important lessons: When it comes to preschool, quality matters… Read more »

  • Videos to Help You Share the Value of Early Childhood

    April 9, 2015

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    Child Trends put together this fantastic list of video resources. Brain & Physical Development Brain Builders (First Five Years Fund, based on research from Harvard Center) Brain Hero (Harvard Center) First 2,000 Days: Early Investment, A Lifetime of Results (NC Early Childhood Foundation) How Brains are Built: The Core Story of Brain Development (Alberta Family… Read more »

  • NC Early Childhood Programs Found to Significantly Lower Likelihood of Special Education Placements in Third Grade

    February 4, 2015

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    Access to state-supported early childhood programs significantly reduces the likelihood that children will be placed in special education in the third grade, academically benefiting students and resulting in considerable cost savings to school districts, according to new research published in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association. The… Read more »

  • Welcome EducationNC!

    January 12, 2015

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    Want to have a nonpartisan conversation about education in North Carolina? EducationNC is counting on it! Launched today, EducationNC is an online platform, providing data, research, news, information, and analysis about the major trends, issues, and challenges facing North Carolina schools. “We intend to surface ideas, success stories, and statistics that will inspire us all to reconsider… Read more »

  • NC Business and Civic Leaders Commit to Birth to Eight Effort to Improve Third Grade Outcomes

    October 1, 2014

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    Bill Shore, Matty Lazo-Chadderton, Harold Sellars and Patti Gillenwater Elected to NC Early Childhood Foundation Board of Directors Four business and civic leaders are joining the board of the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF) – Bill Shore, co-founder of the Institute for a Competitive Workforce at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Matty Lazo-Chadderton, former… Read more »