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NEW REPORT: Big Changes Imminent for Head Start

December 11, 2012

Washington, DC — The Obama administration’s reforms to Head Start are about to shake up America’s 45-year-old preschool program for children in poverty. A report released today by the New America Foundation’s Early Education Initiative explains why some Head Start programs are competing for funding for the first time, how quality teaching is emphasized, and what to watch for in 2013.

Un Buen Regalo Para Tus Hijos | Te Interesa

December 5, 2012

Lisa Guernsey ofrece una pista en la revista 'Time' para despejar la incógnita: cuando se trata de niños pequeños, el éxito de un regalo no depende tanto del juguete escogido como de lo que está pasando alrededor. Guernsey cita las conclusiones de un ...

Pre-K on the Range | The American Prospect

December 4, 2012

“In so many other states, you have huge fights over whether pre-K funding should be cut,” says Lisa Guernsey, director of the Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation. “It's forever seen as an extra line at the bottom of the spreadsheet ...

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Expert on Tech Toys for Children this Holiday Season

November 27, 2012

Washington, DC — Many parents this holiday season are hitting the stores in search of the latest gadget for their kids. Technology companies are targeting children more than ever, leaving parents to agonize over whether a device is worth the money, which one their children will actually use and what effects the toy will have on them.

In Mississippi, Solutions Follow Funding Setbacks For Early Childhood | The Hechinger Report

November 23, 2012

Lisa Guernsey, director of the early education initiative at the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan public policy group based in Washington D.C., said collaborations between school districts and Head Start operators run the gamut: Many are ...

Tech Gadgets For the Holidays | The Kojo Nnamdi Show

November 20, 2012


David Pogue

Tech Columnist, New York Times

Lisa Guernsey

Director of the Early Education Initiative at the New American Foundation; Author of Screen Time: How Electronic Media – From Baby Videos to Educational Software – Affects Your Young Child

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What Early Education Advocates Are Saying About Mike Pence’s Preschool Plan | StateImpact NPR

November 19, 2012

Clare McCann researches early education funding for the New America Foundation. She says the lack of a uniform option can become a problem down the road for kindergarten teachers. “Students who are in those programs might be going to a school district where most of the kids probably didn’t come from a similar background in early learning,” says McCann. “You have no way of controlling for the quality of those programs, and you have no way of knowing before those students get there what kind of early learning situation they were in.”

Mitt Romney, Barack Obama Campaigns Fall Short on Specifics for Early Education | Huffington Post

October 22, 2012

Maggie Severns, an early childhood expert at the think tank New America Foundation, said that the Obama campaigned on early education in 2008, seeking to replicate programs that follow kids from birth to high school ...

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LISTEN: Lisa Guernsey, New America Foundation | Learning Matters

October 18, 2012

To find out how many children are actually enrolled in pre-K and kindergarten programs, producer Cat McGrath spoke with Lisa Guernsey from the New America Foundation. The foundation recently released the report Counting Kids and Tracking Funds ...

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Report: School Districts Lack Critical Data on Early Education | Education Week

September 21, 2012

"City leaders, school board members, superintendents, and elementary school principals often have no idea how many 3- and 4-year-old children in their districts' borders are enrolled in publicly-funded pre-K programs, let alone whether these children are prepared for kindergarten," wrote authors Lisa Guernsey and Alex Holt.

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