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Jury's Still Out on Educational Value of iPad Apps | KPCC- Southern California

May 8, 2013

As a stay-at-home mother, Lisa Guernsey occupied her 18-month-old and three-year-old children with a screen when she needed to deal with someone on the phone, or cook dinner, or even just steal five minutes for a cup of coffee. Worried that she might be harming them, she began investigating the AAP's decree.

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REPORT: Key Questions on President's Education Budget

April 11, 2013

Washington, DC — President Obama yesterday sent his fiscal year 2014 budget request to Congress on Wednesday. Today, the New America Foundation’s Education Policy Program released a new report, “Key Questions on the Obama Administration’s 2014 Budget Request.”
 

What's Needed For Preschool to Pay Off? Two Studies Offer Insights | Christian Science Monitor

March 29, 2013

New Jersey also has focused on improving K-3 education. That’s “really important for making sure the gains that are made in preschool programs are sustained all the way up,” says Laura Bornfreund, senior policy analyst for early education at the New America Foundation, a public policy think tank in Washington.

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How Indiana's Kindergarten Funding Policy Stacks Up Nationally | StateImpact Indiana

March 29, 2013

The New America Foundation's Early Ed Watch blog points us to this interactive map of the status of full-day kindergarten nationwide from The Children's Defense Fund. (What do the colors of the map mean? We have a full key below.) Clare McCann writes: ...

Kondracke: Early Education Gives a Return on Investment | Roll Call

February 22, 2013

According to a review by the New America Foundation, Oklahoma has 73.5 percent of its 4-year-olds enrolled in half- or full-day preschools and teachers need both a bachelor’s and certification in early childhood education.

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Funding Is Crucial For Obama's Pre-Kindergarten Plan | Fort Worth Star Telegram

February 18, 2013

Lisa Guerney, director of Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation, a public policy institute in Washington, D.C., deemed Obama's plan "very important, but it has to be done right." "That means that it must be high-quality and it needs ...

Early Education Far Short Of Goal In Obama's Speech | New York Times

February 13, 2013

... to replicate high-quality preschool programs, because we haven't yet tried to pay preschool teachers the same that we're paying our K-12 teachers,” said Lisa Guernsey, director of early education at the New America Foundation, a nonprofit and ...

Obama Draws Skeptics In Call To Overhaul Preschool To College | Bloomberg

February 13, 2013

Quality programs can average $8,000 a child, according to Lisa Guernsey, director of the early education initiative at New America Foundation, a Washington-based policy group. By Guernsey's reckoning, states and the federal government would have to ...

AVAILABILITY: Education Experts Available to Discuss Proposals Made in State of the Union

February 13, 2013

Washington, DC — In his State of the Union Wednesday night President Obama made several proposals aimed at improving America's education system that would affect students in pre-K through high school and on to higher education. The New America Foundation's Education Policy Program has experts available on the full spectrum of education policy areas to provide insight, context, and explanation of issues the president noted in his speech.
 

Digital Literacy: Tips for Parents on Screen Time | TVO

February 4, 2013

These are questions Lisa Guernsey has been grappling with herself. She is the mother of two girls, ages eight and 10. She is also Director of the Early Education Initiative at New America Foundation, and author of "Screen Time: How Electronic Media – From Baby Videos to Educational Software - Affects Your Young Child".

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