From Route 50—In many cities, healthy food can be hard to find, especially in low-income neighborhoods where grocery options are limited. The dearth of healthy options has spurred various local initiatives, from banning dollar stores to establishing community farms.
From The Hechinger Report—Nationwide, the number of cities offering public pre-K for young children is expanding, but many of the programs they offer lack the quality that leads to long-term benefits for kids, according to the recently released report by CityHealth, an initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation and Kaiser Permanente, in partnership with the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER). That means cities could be missing opportunities to ensure that children are healthy and making cognitive and social-emotional gains.
From Chalkbeat New York—New York City’s pre-K program earns high marks when it comes to quality and access, according to a new report that ranks early childhood education in major cities across the country.
That’s according to CityHealth, a policy advocacy group, and the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University, an authority on pre-K research.