New interactive map: State-level performance of K–12 public schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia

As the COVID crisis drags on, experts increasingly stress the devastating impact of prolonged school closures on children’s education. Months stuck at home in “virtual school” — hours every day spent alone in front of ....

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Biden’s childcare plan will unnecessarily expand the government’s role in caregiving

This week, Joe Biden released his plan to address caregiving in the United States. Headlined “The Biden Plan for Mobilizing American Talent and Heart to Create a 21st Century Caregiving and Education Workforce,” it covers ....

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Governor Appoints Barbara Cooper as Secretary of Early Childhood Education

Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced the appointment of Dr. Barbara Cooper as Secretary of the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education (DECE). “Dr. Barbara Cooper has spent her professional career dedicated to helping students ....

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Mayor Reed urges expansion of Pre-K programs to all Montgomery families

Mayor Steven L. Reed today joined Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education (DECE) Secretary Jeana Ross, DECE Office of School Readiness Director Barbara Cooper and Alabama School Readiness Alliance (ASRA) Executive Director Allison Muhlendorf to promote ....

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Birmingham Talk Expands

Birmingham Talks, a free early childhood program that aims to increase interactive talk with children to foster early brain development, looks to provide services to other Alabama regions next year. In partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, ....

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