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Early Childhood Initiative Event

Distance and Disengagement in Middle School: Does Transportation Make a Difference?

October 26, 2022
3:00-4:30 PM
Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room

Disengagement among middle school students is a well-documented and widespread problem. The transition to middle school often results in decreased attendance and increased chronic absenteeism and suspensions. Disengagement in middle school has longer-term consequences, including increased high school dropout and delinquency, and substance abuse in later adolescence and early adulthood. An underexplored explanation for disengagement…

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Creating More Promising Preschool Programs: Implications of preschool quality and fade-out/catch-up

March 15, 2022
12:30-1:30 PM
Zoom

Featuring Margaret R. Burchinal, Research Professor, School of Education and Human Development, University of Virginia Long-term results from the randomized controlled trial of the Tennessee prekindergarten and increased evidence of fade-out/catch-up of preschool impacts during the early elementary years should lead to a careful examination of what works for whom in early care and education…

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Teaching in Times of COVID: Supporting Teachers to Work with Immigrant Children and Families Toward Responsive Teaching and Advocacy

March 31, 2022
12:30-1:30 PM ET
Zoom

Featuring Ana Christina da Silva, Professor of the Practice of Education, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University Discussions about improving learning opportunities and educational equity for young children have been at the top of educational agendas in the U.S. These discussions have been intensified in the last couple of years due to restrictions in learning environments imposed…

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Income Gains, Pregnancy Related Health, and Birth Outcomes: Evidence from the Marcellus Shale Economic Boom

October 28, 2021
12:30 PM
Zoom

Tiffany Green, Assistant Professor, Population Health Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Health inequalities at birth are a key mechanism in the intergenerational transmission of health and socioeconomic status. Although income is positively correlated with infant health, as well as maternal health and health behaviors before and during pregnancy, the causal effect of…

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Bridging Divides and Making Visible the Invisible: Connecting Parents and Teachers through Cultural Inclusion

April 20, 2021
12:00 PM
Zoom

Early Childhood Initiative Series Christine McWayne, Professor in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development, Tufts University Implicit within mainstream notions of family-school partnership is the assumption that school-based engagement is needed for parents to provide effective support for their children’s learning and development. However, for many low-income, ethnic minoritized and immigrant families,…

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Exploring Heterogeneity Across Multiple Cluster Randomized Trials in Early Childhood: Evidence on intervention implementation and fadeout

April 13, 2021
12:00 PM
Zoom

Early Childhood Initiative Series Tyler Watts, Assistant Professor of developmental psychology, Department of Human Development, Teachers College, Columbia University Tyler Watts presented data from four cluster randomized trials that evaluated the scale up of the Building Blocks preschool mathematics curriculum. These trials were run in five different cities, producing a range of effects on measures…

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Excellence for ALL Students via Professional Development and Instructional Change

October 29, 2020
12:30 PM

Early Childhood Initiative Series Stephanie Curenton, Associate Professor, Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development This presentation focused on racially minoritized learners’ (RMLs) experiences and achievement in school settings with a particular focus on discussing how the field measures instructional quality as it relates to RMLs’ experiences in the classroom. The presentation provided…

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