This month, our partners at the Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students (GEEARS) released A Framework for School Readiness in Georgia. The framework was developed with various stakeholders throughout the state, with the goal of adopting a shared comprehensive definition of school readiness for Georgia. The framework represents input from parents, teachers, principals, researchers,… more »
In collaboration with the Alliance for Early Success, our partners at the Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students (GEEARS) welcomed advocates from several states to learn lessons from Georgia’s Pre-K program. Participants engaged in a series of site visits to Pre-K programs; meetings with state agency leaders, legislators and researchers; and experiences in both… more »
The research team of Drs. Hope K. Gerde (Michigan State University), Gary E. Bingham (Georgia State University), and Ryan P. Bowles (Michigan State University) has been awarded $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Education/Institute of Education Sciences to develop and examine the feasibility of a professional development program for Head Start teachers focused on promoting early writing in the… more »
Dr. Julie Washington (third from right-to-left) participated in the 2017 Student Disability Summit in Washington, D.C. In celebration of the anniversary for the American with Disabilities Act, this summit engaged discussion around the support of academic success and professional development of African American youth with disabilities.
The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans is an… more »
The Urban Child Study Center (UCSC) is a member of the National Network of Education Research-Practice Partnerships (NNERPP). This week, UCSC, participated in the 2017 Annual NNERPP Forum in Nashville, Tennessee. The UCSC team was joined by two of its current research partners: Atlanta Public Schools (Janelle Clay) and GEEARS (Hanah Goldberg). Together, they were… more »