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Education Program Grantee News and Happenings

  • A New Beginning: The Illinois Kindergarten Individual Development Survey

  • Statewide Group Calls for Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS) to Assess Kindergarten Readiness

  • Principals as Crucial Instructional Leaders

  • [Video] Chicago Takes Early Aim at 'Achievement Gap' in Schools

  • Kohl McCormick Early Childhood Award Winners Announced

  • [Video] 2011 Kohl McCormick Early Childhood Award Finalist Kim Edwards Anderson

  • [Video] Early Learning Matters: Case for investments in early learning

  • [Video] Achievement gap: Beginning at the start of kindergarten and widening due to summer learning loss

  • CNN: Cutting Head Start is bad fiscal policy

  • MotherJones: Building Better Kids

  • Beyond Grantmaking – Using Institutional Voice to Speak Out on Issues

  • Sara Slaughter: Voices for Illinois Children - Kids Count 2011 Chicago Symposium (Speech)

  • Illinois Law Enforcement Leaders Say Preschool Reduces Violent Crime, Saves Millions in Education Costs

  • Kohl McCormick Early Childhood Teaching Awards Names Five Chicago Educators as Finalists

  • Latino Children Face Sharp Disparity in Preschool Access Yields Early & Costly Achievement Gaps (PDF)
    (Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010)

    Fresh Evidence: What Works
    Implementing Dual-language Programs in Illinois
    Scarce Access in Illinois Drives Learning Gaps Even Before Starting School

  • McCormick Foundation Invests Over $6 Million in Early Care and Education

  • Erikson Institute's Early Mathematics Education Project

  • Sesame Workshop Launches "When Families Grieve" Initiative - Helping Families Cope With the Death of a Parent

  • University of Chicago Nobel Laureate economist James Heckman on NPR: Early Education Makes All the Difference

  • The Leadership to Integrate the Learning Continuum (LINC) Releases New Report: "Building a Seamless Learning Continuum: The Role of Leadership in Bridging the Gaps Between Early Childhood and K-12 Education Systems."

  • Erikson Institute’s Early Mathematics Education Project wins 2009 Outstanding Dissertation from the American Educational Research Association

  • Education Leaders Play a Vital Role in Bridging Gaps between Early Childhood Programs and K-12 Schools
    (Mar 2009 00:00:00 GMT)

    Final Link
    White Paper
    Goals and Rec

  • Erikson Institute’s Early Mathematics Education Project Wins 2009 Outstanding Dissertation from the American Educational Research Association

  • Children Making Significant Gains in City’s Early Childhood Education Programs, Study Says

  • New Report! The Chicago Program Evaluation Project: A Picture of Early Childhood Programs, Teachers, and Preschool-Age Children in Chicago


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