“Foundations receives $28,050 Gift from Cathedral Church of the Advent”

Over the Mountain Journal | August 9th issue

Alabama’s pre-K program featured in documentary

AL.com 7.6.2018

Alabama School Readiness Alliance  (news articles links)

http://www.alabamaschoolreadiness.org/in-the-news/ [alabamaschoolreadiness.org]  

How Alabama stacks up: meeting all 10 benchmarks

National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) profiles

http://nieer.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Alabama_YB2017.pdf [nieer.org]  

Alabama First Class Pre-K tops nation in quality for 12th year

https://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2018/04/alabama_first_class_pre-k_tops.html [al.com]  

Alabama’s investment in pre-K is paying off

https://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/06/alabamas_investment_in_pre-k_i.html  

Governor Ivey announces 107 new First Class Pre-K grants

  http://www.alabamaschoolreadiness.org/in-the-news/governor-announces-107-new-first-class-pre-k-grants/  

Keep the momentum moving forward: Fund Gov. Ivey’s pre-K increase

https://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2018/01/keep_the_momentum_moving_forwa.html [al.com]  

Alabama State Legislature approves $18.5 million pre-k expansion

https://yellowhammernews.com/alabama-state-legislature-approves-18-5-million-pre-k-expansion/ [yellowhammernews.com]

First Class Pre-K alumni make significant gains in reading and math proficiency

http://www.alabamaschoolreadiness.org/news/first-class-pre-k-alums-make-significant-gains-in-reading-and-math-proficiency/ [alabamaschoolreadiness.org]

Achievement Gap Closure and Gains Associated with Alabama First Class Pre-K

http://children.alabama.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2018/02/Achivement-Gap-Closure-and-Gains-Proficiency-in-Reading-and-Math-at-3rd-grade.pdf [children.alabama.gov]

Preschoolers’ Executive Function: Importance, Contributors, Research Needs and Assessment Options

http://nieer.org/research-report/preschoolers-executive-function-importance-contributors-research-needs-assessment-options [nieer.org]

New America

https://www.newamerica.org/education-policy/edcentral/how-alabama-strengthening-prek-3rd-grade-continuum/  

Quality Preschools Set Kids Up For Success. The Trump Administration Wants to Gut Their Funding

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/04/rutgers-university-report-quality-preschools-kids-success-trump-administration-wants-to-cut-funding/  

Resources:

AL Department of Early Childhood Education website:

http://children.alabama.gov [children.alabama.gov]  

Help Me Grow Alabama

https://helpmegrowalabama.org [helpmegrowalabama.org]  

About First Class Pre-K Program in AL

http://children.alabama.gov/firstclass/prekgrants/ [children.alabama.gov]  

AL Department of Early Childhood Education 2016-2017 Data Snapshot

http://children.alabama.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2017/12/Alabama-Data-Snapshot.pdf [children.alabama.gov]  

National Institute for Early Education Research , Rutgers Graduate School of Education

http://nieer.org [nieer.org]  

National Institute for Early Education Research , Rutgers Graduate School of Education Blog

http://nieer.org/publications/blog [nieer.org]  

The State of Preschool 2017 annual report, based on 2016-17 academic year data

http://nieer.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/State-of-Preschool-2017-Full.5.15.pdf [nieer.org]  

Brookings Institution: The Current State of Scientific Knowledge on Pre-Kindergarten Effects

http://nieer.org/research-report/current-state-scientific-knowledge-pre-kindergarten-effects [nieer.org]  

NIEER Pre-K Data Snapshot: State Policies Supporting Comprehensive Preschool Services

http://nieer.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Comprehensive_Services-YBK-brief_6.18.18.pdf Research Reports on early education from NIEER & outside organizations http://nieer.org/research-report [nieer.org]  

Brookings Institution: The Current State of Scientific Knowledge on Pre-Kindergarten Effects

http://nieer.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Brookings-Pre-Kindergrten-Effects.pdf