Sara Mead has a reputation as an even-handed early-childhood analyst in a debate that frequently detours through Crazy Town and she shows that today with two posts on Head Start today: She responds to the argument by Russ Whitehurst of Brookings that pre-K has been oversold here. And then explains why Head Start vouchers won’t get the results their proponents hope, here.
Elsewhere Dep’t of Education’s Michael Robbins takes a look at digital learning on ED’s blog from a community perspective:
Community and family partnerships can also reduce the possibility that digital learning transitions will exacerbate achievement gaps. Students that face the greatest challenges in and outside school need comprehensive supports to evolve so that digital learning doesn’t further disadvantage them.