Vol 1, Issue 18

Pre-kindergarten students in Josefina Pineda's classroom do the hokey-pokey at the Dallas Independent School District's Cesar Chavez Learning Center.
Pre-kindergarten students in Josefina Pineda's classroom do the hokey-pokey at the Dallas Independent School District's Cesar Chavez Learning Center.

Texas Loses Bid for Federal Pre-K Funding

Texas will not receive a share of $250 million in federal funding marked to help states expand preschool programs, the U.S. Department of Education announced Wednesday.

Janice Magness, co-director of the Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research and the Director of the Transition Academy for young adults at the Burkhart Center at Texas Tech University.
Janice Magness, co-director of the Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research and the Director of the Transition Academy for young adults at the Burkhart Center at Texas Tech University.

The Q&A: Janice Magness

In this week's Q&A, we interview Janice Magness of the Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research.

An early reader looks to teacher, Josefina Pineda, in her Pre-K at the Dallas Independent School District elementary school Cesar Chavez Learning Center in Dallas, Texas.
An early reader looks to teacher, Josefina Pineda, in her Pre-K at the Dallas Independent School District elementary school Cesar Chavez Learning Center in Dallas, Texas.

Experts Estimate $225 Trillion Return on Education Investments

In a unique study, a panel of education experts identified five policy areas most likely to vault the U.S. into a top-five global ranking as measured by high school graduation, college entry, four-year college completion and math scores.

Teacher Silvia Corado works with students in her pre-kindergarten class as they learn syllables and word identification, part of the Summer Bilingual Academy at Wilson Elementary School in San Antonio.
Teacher Silvia Corado works with students in her pre-kindergarten class as they learn syllables and word identification, part of the Summer Bilingual Academy at Wilson Elementary School in San Antonio.

Opinion: Education Research Can Inform Upcoming Policy Decisions

Clinical psychologist Donna Housman uses empirical data to illustrate three elements of early childhood learning that could be incorporated into a policy plan to expand pre-K initiatives.

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