Early Childhood Development|April 7, 2021
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
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
Rick Hess talks to Latasha Hadley of Waterford.org about the benefits that Waterford Upstart has provided to over 90,000 children.
Environmental Innovation|March 24, 2021
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
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
'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
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
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 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
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.