COVID's Impact

New Report: Historic Crisis, Historic Opportunity: Mitigating COVID-19’s Impact on Early Care and Education Programs

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How has COVID-19 impacted young children's educational experiences and outcomes? How has the pandemic impacted early childhood education (ECE) programs and the workforce? Together EPI, the Urban Institute, and other researchers synthesized studies from across the country to answer these questions. Find the report and summary here. (read more)


Examining Progress

Effects of COVID-19 on Early Childhood Education Centers

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In a new report, researchers from the University of Michigan, Boston Public Schools, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and MDRC provide a snapshot of the challenges faced by early childhood education providers in community-based organizations (CBOs) participating in Boston’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) expansion. Read more here.

Informing Policy

New Report: Increasing Economic Diversity at a Flagship University

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As U-M's HAIL scholarship program reaches five years of activity, a new report released by the researchers at EPI describes how targeted outreach has affected students' decisions about where they would apply to and enroll for college. Read more here.


In the News

Weiland's recent op-ed answers key questions about President Biden's plan to offer free universal preschool.

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Read Weiland's Q&A op-ed, in which she underscores the importance of equitable access to early childhood education, "People recognize the benefits of attending preschool, the high costs that put preschool out of reach for many working families, & working parents’ needs for a stimulating, safe environment for their young children.

Relevent Data

The Michigan Education Data Center is improving researcher access to data

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In a recent presentation for the MIDAS Data for Public Good Symposium, EPI staff discuss ways that they are bringing a researchers lens to their stewardship of MEDC data. Click here to find the recorded presentation.


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