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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 ...

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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Children Using Touch-Screen Technology | South China Morning Post

January 20, 2013

A good app, driven by content and engagement, encourages brain activity, unlike "zoning out" in front of the television, says Lisa Guernsey, director of the Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation. But British neuroscientist Susan ...

Wellesley Schools Want Every Fifth-Grader to Have an iPad | Boston Magazine

January 9, 2013

And they should take a word of caution from experts like Lisa Guernsey, author of Screen Time: How Electronic Media—From Baby Videos to Educational Software Affects Your Young Child, who says: “If teachers are enthusiastic and feel empowered by the technology, their students will too. I once visited a Connecticut public elementary school with a smart approach to laptops that has stuck with me ever since: Give the technology to the teachers first. Let them play with and learn from it for at least a year.

Changes Ahead for Early Education’s Head Start Program | Epoch Times

January 2, 2013

“This year was the first time ever that Head Start was funded based on rigorous quality measures,” said Lisa Guernsey, director of the Early Education Initiative with the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan, nonprofit public policy institute based in Washington, D.C.

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Educational Apps Don'T Go Beyond Abcs | Technapex

December 30, 2012

In an article posted on Slate, Lisa Guernsey and Michael Levine — co-authors of “Pioneering Literacy in the Digital Wild West,” a new report from the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading — unpack the claims made by many apps that they help children learn ...

Dearth Of Child Care Options For Low-Income Families In Los Angeles County | EdSource Today

December 19, 2012

But it isn't,” said Lisa Guernsey, director of the Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation. Guernsey recently co-authored a paper urging policy-makers nationwide to do a better job counting kids and tracking funds. She wrote that ...

How to Promote Literacy Skills in the Digital Age | eSchool News

December 19, 2012

This past spring, the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading asked the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and the New America Foundation to conduct a nationwide scan of technology-based products aimed at improving the early literacy skills of children from birth through age 8.

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Educational Apps Alone Won'T Teach Needed Reading Skills | North Adams Transcript

December 18, 2012

Lisa Guernsey is director of the Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation. Michael H. Levine is executive director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop. They are authors of "Pioneering Literacy in the Digital Wild West," a ...

As Ebooks And Apps Attempt To Teach Kids To Read, Parents Still Most Important ... | Digital Book World

December 12, 2012

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop is a nonprofit research and advocacy organization that promotes childhood education and the New America Foundation is a nonprofit organization that studies challenges facing America.

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