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Early Childhood Education, Data Visualization, Research & Evaluation
Sharing my professional passions at the intersection of early childhood care & education, data visualization, meaningful child assessment, research, and evaluation.
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Research Abstract: Facts Are More Important Than Novelty: Replication in the Education Sciences

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Why most of the research you read is not as solid as you'd think.

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Research Summary: The Jamaican Study | Heckman

Research Summary: The Jamaican Study | Heckman | Early Childhood Education, Data Visualization, Research & Evaluation | Scoop.it

"..a study by Professor Heckman, UC Berkeley economist Paul Gertler, and fellow researchers at the University of Chicago, the University of the West Indies, the World Bank and the University of London finds that a high-quality early childhood intervention boosted the earnings of severely disadvantaged children in Jamaica by 25%.."

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New study in the journal Science from Nobel laureate Dr. Heckman.

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Why Kids Care More About Achievement Than Helping Others | The Atlantic

Why Kids Care More About Achievement Than Helping Others | The Atlantic | Early Childhood Education, Data Visualization, Research & Evaluation | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that parents and teachers may be sending kids the wrong message.
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Regardless of whether you agree that caring for others is more important than personal achievement/happiness, this story, right here, is what makes America different from most other countries in the world.

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These Weird Meals Are Actually Clever Data Visualizations | Design | WIRED

These Weird Meals Are Actually Clever Data Visualizations | Design | WIRED | Early Childhood Education, Data Visualization, Research & Evaluation | Scoop.it
Data visualizations and infographics are already a staple of our daily media diet. Maybe they be part of our actual diet, too.
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Pediatrics Group to Recommend Reading Aloud to Children From Birth | NY Times

Pediatrics Group to Recommend Reading Aloud to Children From Birth | NY Times | Early Childhood Education, Data Visualization, Research & Evaluation | Scoop.it
With the increased recognition that reading to children enhances vocabulary and other important skills, the American Academy of Pediatrics is asking its members to become advocates.
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Books in the Home Strongly Linked to Academic Achievement

Books in the Home Strongly Linked to Academic Achievement | Early Childhood Education, Data Visualization, Research & Evaluation | Scoop.it
Test scores from 42 nations provide evidence of the benefits of having a home library.
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This is one of those things that makes you say, "duh", but also makes you wonder why we are so comfortable handing children iPads to keep them busy.

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7 Data Visualization Cartoons

7 Data Visualization Cartoons | Early Childhood Education, Data Visualization, Research & Evaluation | Scoop.it
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How Are Early Childhood Teachers Faring in State Teacher Evaluation Systems?

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Report: Early Education in American Since the Great Recession | New America Foundation

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BRAIN POWER (new 10 min film and TED Book) | Let It Ripple

BRAIN POWER (new 10 min film and TED Book) | Let It Ripple | Early Childhood Education, Data Visualization, Research & Evaluation | Scoop.it
The Let it Ripple series is all about collaborating and giving back. The first 3 films are available for free customization for any not-for-profit org working to make the world better.
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Meta-Analysis: The Impact of Family Involvement on the Education of Young Children | MDRC

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Math in the Early Years | ECS

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Interesting twist on setting goals around early literacy.

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In the Running for Successful Outcomes: Exploring Evidence for Thresholds of School Readiness

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Voices of Practitioners | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC

Voices of Practitioners | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC | Early Childhood Education, Data Visualization, Research & Evaluation | Scoop.it

Preschool teachers doing their own research.

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Teaching 4-Year-Olds To Feel Better

Teaching 4-Year-Olds To Feel Better | Early Childhood Education, Data Visualization, Research & Evaluation | Scoop.it
A big national study of Head Start programs shows that focusing on preschoolers' social and emotional skills can help them better engage in learning.
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Policy Report: What Do We Know About Principal Preparation, Licensure, and Professional Development When It Comes to Early Childhood? | CEELO

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Edward Tufte: Courses

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Totally geeked-out excited that I get to attend Edward Tufte's data visualization course in August!

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Video: Neil deGrasse Tyson: Want Scientifically Literate Children? Get Out of Their Way

"Get out of their way. Kids are born curious. Period."

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What do jelly beans have to do with Museum visitors?

Using jelly beans to visualize data.

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What Happens When You Approach Global Poverty as a Science Experiment? | Slate

What Happens When You Approach Global Poverty as a Science Experiment? | Slate | Early Childhood Education, Data Visualization, Research & Evaluation | Scoop.it
If you want to help people start a business, it’s better to give them a loan than a handout. If you want to prevent the spread of HIV and unwanted pregnancies, teach people about safe sex and make condoms widely available. If you want students to learn, put them in...
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Randomized controlled trials (RCT's) are not the end-all, be-all for social science.

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Student Privacy 101: FERPA for Parents and Students | YouTube

Ever have questions about your rights regarding education records? This short video highlights the key points of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Ac...
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Infographic: How to Individualize Instruction | NAEYC

Infographic: How to Individualize Instruction | NAEYC | Early Childhood Education, Data Visualization, Research & Evaluation | Scoop.it
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Five Numbers to Remember About Early Childhood Development | Harvard Center on the Developing Child

This interactive feature highlights five numbers to remember about the development of young children.
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Results of the OECD International Skills Survey

Results of the OECD International Skills Survey | Early Childhood Education, Data Visualization, Research & Evaluation | Scoop.it
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Too Much Evidence to Ignore: Investing in High-Quality Preschool | SRCD

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All the latest research on investing in preschool. Goes beyond the classic Perry Preschool and Abecedarian programs.

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