Mobile messaging programs are a low-cost, scalable approach to building parents’ knowledge and capacity to support their children’s development. These programs directly deliver simple and straightforward information, tips, and activities that parents can incorporate into daily routines.
Leveraging Flexible Teacher Certification Policies to Address the Bilingual Teacher Shortage
In this brief, the authors share strategies that state education agencies may use to provide more flexibility in teacher certification policies and thereby mitigate bilingual teacher shortages.
The Efficacy of Digital Media Resources in Improving Children’s Ability to Use Informational Text: An Evaluation of Molly of Denali from PBS KIDS
Two nine-week trials with a national sample of 263 first-graders examined whether free educational videos and digital games supported children’s ability to use informational text to answer real-world questions.
National Picture of the Self-Determination Characteristics of Secondary School English Learners With Disabilities
Self-determination characteristics of English learners with disabilities differed significantly from those of other students with disabilities, and of English learner students and students who are not English learners in the general population, including their being less likely to act autonomously or report empowerment-related or self-realization-related behaviors.
Early science and engineering: The impact of The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! on Learning
This study explores whether providing families with access to PBS KIDS The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! ™ activities can help children learn physical science and engineering concepts and practices.
Teachers’ perceptions of students’ executive functions: Disparities by gender, ethnicity, and ELL status
We assessed whether students’ gender, ethnicity, and English language learner (ELL) status predicted teachers’ reports of students’ EFs, beyond what would be expected based on direct assessment of EFs.
Peers matter: Links Between Classmates’ and Individual Students’ Executive Functions in Elementary School
In this study, we test whether mean levels and variability in classmates’ EF skills are associated with growth in individual students’ accuracy and speed .
Getting Ready to Learn: Creating Effective, Educational Children’s Media
Getting Ready to Learn describes how educational media have and are continuing to play a role in meeting the learning needs of children, parents, and teachers.
Postsecondary Education-Focused Transition Planning Experiences of English Learners With Disabilities
This study examined postschool expectations, transition planning experiences, and supports of a nationally representative sample of English learners with disabilities, based on secondary analysis of the National Longitudinal Transition Study (NLTS) 2012.