In Napa County, where most children enrolled in state-subsidized preschool are native Spanish speakers, educators introduced an app-based program to build the vocabularies of their youngest learners, particularly English learners. Creating an atmosphere where there is interaction is key to helping a child learn new vocabulary words, said Mariel Kyger, a research analyst with Los […]READ MORE
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Education Week President Donald Trump is calling for $1.4 billion in new federal investments in school choice, including vouchers for private schools, charter schools, and Title I funding that would follow students to the public schools of their choice. Even as he proposes to carve more than $9 billion from the federal education budget for […]READ MORE
Ed Source Even as his proposed 2017-18 budget calls for increasing funding for “school choice” programs, President Donald Trump is proposing to cut programs that would result in the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars in federal support to California for early learning programs, K-12 schools, teacher preparation and retention, and college student aid. All states […]READ MORE
Ed Source LAUP launched a new certificate program this month for aspiring early education teachers and others who work with preschoolers that is focused on helping children with disabilities and emotional and behavior challenges. The LAUP Research and Evaluation division found, after five years of surveying early educators in Los Angeles County about professional development needs, […]READ MORE
ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER Betsy DeVos vigorously defended her work steering taxpayer dollars from traditional public schools at her confirmation hearing to be education secretary on Tuesday, arguing that it was time to move away from a “one size fits all” system and toward newer models from preschool to college. READ MOREREAD MORE