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“To Boost Preschool Quality, Massachusetts Invests in College Degrees for Teachers,” The Hechinger Report, October 17, 2018

"Hey, Alexa, What Are You Teaching Our Kids?" MindShift, March 21, 2018

"Identifying Autism Earlier," PBS Parents, April 5, 2018

"How to Find A Great Preschool for Your Child," PBS Parents, March 9, 2018

"Principals Aren't Ready for Public Pre-K," Education Week, February 14, 2018

Why school leaders need more knowledge about early childhood development

"The 'Problem Child' is a Child, Not a Problem," New York Times, October 24, 2017

A better way to help preschoolers than suspension


"Are We Teaching Our Pre-K Kids to Be Stopped and Frisked?," The Daily Beast, October 7, 2017

Thorny issues of race and class at school


"We Don't Just Need More Pre-K, We Need Better Pre-K," cnn.com, September 15, 2017  

We are in danger of not getting pre-K right. 


"10 Red Flags to Watch for in Your Child’s Preschool," Working Mother, September 7, 2017

What really matters and what should you watch out for? It may not be the things you expect.


"Preschool Teachers Deserve Better Pay," U.S. News & World Report, September 6, 2017

Investing in them would benefit all of us. 


"The Weighted Task of Pre-K Teaching," The Atlantic online, September 5, 2017

Debates about methods of educating the youngest students are often tied up in issues of equality and race.


"Why Pre-K Is The Most Important Year," SheKnows.com, September 5, 2017


"Riding the Turnover Wave," Usable Knowledge August 21, 2017

Helping parents understand why teacher turnover happens, and what schools (and they) can do


“Beyond Kindergarten Suspensions: Don’t Shame Children – Teach Them”, WBUR’s Cognoscenti blog February 5, 2016

A shocking number of schools suspend and even expel kindergartners and preschoolers for misbehavior. Research suggests a better path.   


“Teach the Teachers Well,” The New York Times, 2014

Students need strong social and emotional skills to be successful - and so do teachers. A program in New York is training public school teachers to manage their emotions, connect with students, and be good models and mentors. 


"Raise Your Young Child to Care About Others," Parents.com 2014   

Young children are naturally curious about others' feelings and behaviors - but they need us to teach them how to help.