Using a Consensus-Style Approach to Synthesize the Evidence on the Effects of the COVID-19 Crisis on Young Children and Early Care and Education Programs
How can policymaking build a stronger early childhood education system that meets the needs of all children, families, programs, and teachers?
The COVID-19 crisis creates a unique opportunity for policymakers to strengthen their states’ grant programs.
The American Families Plan includes a historic investment in young children and public education that aims for universal preschool and broad access, especially for children of color and children from families with low incomes. But truly universal preschool may require an even larger investment.
Pell-based forgiveness would disproportionately benefit Black borrower and would also target borrowers less likely to have family resources to rely on.
Student loan lending patterns look different this year.
As currently structured, income-driven repayment plans have some serious shortcomings.
Programs like Promise Neighborhoods can motivate and align cross-sector efforts and, with some adjustments, reduce inequities in education.
An equitable return to prekindergarten requires engaging children and families who did not enroll this fall.