Professor Gillian McNamee, Ph.D. tells Cleveland.com and the Plain Dealer how parents should choose preschool.
Catalyst Chicago looks into the expansion of a promising program.
CBS 2 Chicago looks into pros and cons of teaching with iPads in early childhood classrooms.
Ray talked with Sandra Dungee Glenn for this 900AM WURD discussion series about early childhood education.
Join Erikson faculty and staff at the NAEYC Annual Conference for presentations on topics ranging from early math to the value of early education.
Illinois school districts are adopting the Common Core State Standards. But what does this mean for pre-kindergarten to third-grade classrooms?
The teaching potential of a story is virtually inexhaustible when children are allowed to explore its themes and characters through conversation.
Bonnie Rubin interviewed Chris Maxwell for this Chicago Tribune story on a community fighting to keep its full-day kindergarten program.
As Common Core State Standards and PreK–12 alignment shape school reform, high-quality PreK–3rd should be viewed as a critical first link in the full educational continuum.
Jaclyn Zubrzycki interviewed Samuel Meisels and Gillian McNamee for an Education Week story about the Common Core standards’ implications for early childhood education.
Samuel Meisels was quoted in this Chicago Sun-Times article about a symposium focused on developing local strategies to put children on track for success.
A treasure map leads preschoolers toward understanding geometry.
Connecticut’s legislature is considering a bill to curb redshirting — the practice of delaying a child’s entry to kindergarten in hopes of providing a developmental advantage. According to The New York Times, the new rule would move the date by which
Education leaders explore PreK-3rd approach to reform – Erikson-hosted forum featured nationally known speakers
Erikson hosted more than 90 education leaders for Exploring PreK–3rd Grade: A Dialogue on Educational Reform in March 2011.
The Kindergarten Readiness Stakeholder Committee, convened by Illinois State Board of Education Superintendent Chris Koch, recently released its report for creating a statewide, research-based kindergarten assessment process. Read the press release » [PDF, 2 pg] Read the report » [PDF, 22 pg]
“Exploring PreK–3rd Grade: A dialogue on educational reform” may be the first shot in a revolution in early education in Illinois.
Sarah Garland interviewed Sam Meisels for a Washington Post article about the expansion of charter schools in D.C.
You are invited to watch the live webcast of Exploring PreK–3rd Grade: A Dialogue on Educational Reform on March 31 and submit your questions in real time. Leaders from early childhood and K-12 education are coming to Erikson to explore
NCATE, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, recently released policy recommendations urging that teacher education include the study of child development. The council’s Principles and Exemplars for Integrating Developmental Sciences Knowledge into Educator Preparation [PDF, 96 pg] cites
The mathematics achievement gap in this country has been the subject of hand wringing, dire predictions, and plenty of blame. Now, thanks to the Early Mathematics Education Project, it’s the subject of progress.
Erikson student works to correlate national and state education standards with Montessori curriculum
Jocelyn Scotty interviewed Stacey Edwards, an Erikson student and Montessori educational coordinator, for an Examiner.com article about correlating national and state standards with Montessori curriculum.
Shanita Bigelow interviewed Aisha Ray for this Citizen Weekly story about Illinois’s early education reform.
The (Jamestown, NY) Post-Journal wrote an article about Barbara Bowman’s lecture at this year’s Chautauqua Institute.
Erikson president Samuel Meisels appeared on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show to discuss the flaws in high-stakes admissions tests for New York’s most prestigious elementary schools. This interview was a follow up to the New York Magazine article, The Junior
Herr Research Center’s director, Eboni C. Howard, and associate director, Celina Chatman-Nelson, published an opinion piece about stimulus spending in Catalyst-Chicago.