Linda Ponce de León is an accomplished early childhood educator with more than 20 years of experience.
New Schools Project
The New Schools Project is building strong networks of teachers — from novice to master — in the Chicago Public Schools.
Maxwell will become the director of program development at the Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska.
One of the nation’s most effective early education reform strategies is expanding with the support of Erikson’s unique model for professional development.
There’s a groundswell of positive change in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood — amazing work by the community, along with partners like Erikson.
Many schools aren’t meeting the unique needs of young children learning two languages simultaneously. Erikson is working to change this.
The grant will support partnerships with the teachers and administration of nine Chicago Public Schools, including two new partner schools in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood.
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.
This summer, Erikson’s five-year fundraising campaign surpassed its $30 million goal.
Two principals who have partnered with Erikson’s New Schools Project talk about their experiences in urban education and with the project.
This summer, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are creating guidelines for the Early Learning Challenge, a $500 million grant competition to build and improve states’ early learning systems (birth to age
Rebecca Harris included our New Schools Project in this round-up of initiatives focused on the early childhood education continuum in this Catalyst Chicago article.
Chris Maxwell explains how the New Schools Project works, as well as its goals and successes, in this podcast for New America Foundation.
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.
“Exploring PreK–3rd Grade: A dialogue on educational reform” may be the first shot in a revolution in early education in Illinois.
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
Exploring PreK-3rd Grade A Dialogue on Educational Reform Download the white paper » [PDF, 25pg] Watch the presentations » Lisa Guernsey and Sam Meisels In March 2011, Erikson sponsored a one-day forum to explore the new educational possibilities suggested by the PreK–3rd
On June 10, 2010, the Board of Trustees adopted a five-year plan that sets Erikson’s sights on addressing seven critical issues in early childhood.
Sarah Garland interviewed Chris Maxwell for this Chicago Tribune story about in-class coaching to help Chicago Public Schools teachers improve their practice.
This Chicago Sun-Times article mentions the effects of New Schools Project professional development on Chicago Public Schools teachers and classrooms.