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Early Childhood Development|April 7, 2021

Baby’s First Years study seeks to understand how poverty affects young brains

In the ambitious Baby’s First Years study, neuroscientists aim to determine whether reducing poverty through unconditional cash transfers promotes healthy brain development in young children.

Early Childhood Development|March 26, 2021

EC PRISM launches the IMPACT Measures Tool, a free repository of early childhood and parenting measures

The University of Oregon’s EC PRISM team has officially launched The IMPACT Measures Tool, a free repository of early childhood and parenting measures that simplifies the process of finding, comparing, and accessing measurement tools. All measures on IMPACT are scored on their usability, cost, cultural relevance, and technical merit. The IMPACT Measures Tool was developed to address the need for an easy way to access a variety of early childhood measures, to understand the key features of each measure, and to make informed decisions when selecting measures.

Early Childhood Development|March 25, 2021

Waterford Upstart ensures that every child arrives in kindergarten ready to learn and thrive

Rick Hess talks to Latasha Hadley of about the benefits that Waterford Upstart has provided to over 90,000 children.

Environmental Innovation|March 24, 2021

Emissions return to pre-pandemic levels in nation’s largest oilfield

New peer-reviewed findings, based on data gathered by Environmental Defense Fund's Permian Methane Analysis Project, show Permian methane emissions temporarily plummeted when oil prices crashed, but quickly rebounded to pre-pandemic highs.

Early Childhood Development|March 15, 2021

The Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center releases an early childhood reference guide to the American Rescue Plan

To help the early childhood field navigate the American Rescue Plan and implications for states, the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center has compiled a reference guide to the provisions in the Act that impact infants, toddlers, and their families.

Early Childhood Development|March 3, 2021

LENA releases new report highlighting the critical importance of conversational turns between young children and their caregivers

'Inside Early Talk' features early talk data from the 10,000 children that are impacted annually by LENA's programs. Based on that data, the report draws out key findings and offers concrete guidance to both parents and child care workers, and underscores how supporting caregiver focus on early talk helps ensure the success and well-being of all children.

Environmental Innovation|January 24, 2021

Environmentalists, industries are trying to find a methane solution

Methane emissions caused by human-related activities, especially from livestock, and oil and gas industries, are responsible for 25% of global warming, according to the United Nations. Hari Sreenivasan reports on the growing call by environmentalists and the oil and gas industry to measure and curb methane emissions.

Environmental Innovation|January 5, 2021

China’s national carbon emissions trading system open for business

Just before the new year, China finalized the regulations for the operation of its national carbon emissions trading system (ETS). With that key step, the ETS is now open for business. The largest carbon market in the world will initially cover 40% of China's carbon emissions -- giving the government a strong tool to control emissions that harm the climate and take a severe toll on human health.

K12 Education|December 23, 2020

KIPP shares three key lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic

KIPP shares three lessons it has learned during the pandemic about deeper family engagement, more strategic use of technology, and opportunities beyond school.

Environmental Innovation|December 15, 2020

Air pollution a cause in girl’s death, coroner rules in landmark case

A landmark ruling put a human face on this public health crisis by specifically recording—for the first time ever—air pollution as a medical cause of death in the case of 9-year-old Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah.