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Connors, Maia C.; Vergara, Jessica L.; Farrar, Isabel C. – Start Early, 2021
In support of the Every Child Ready Chicago initiative, Start Early has begun to explore the creation of a Chicago early childhood research consortium that would bring together researchers, policymakers, practitioners, families, and community representatives across sectors in a robust, long-term research-practice partnership focused on helping…
Descriptors: Consortia, Early Childhood Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Research
Ehrlich, Stacy B.; Connors, Maia C.; Stein, Amanda G.; Francis, John; Easton, John Q.; Kabourek, Sarah E.; Farrar, Isabel C. – Start Early, 2020
As pre-kindergarten (pre-k) expands across the country, school districts are making choices about where to place pre-k classrooms and developing policies for how families can apply and which children are enrolled. In doing so, districts are pulling policy levers that influence students' access to pre-k. Research shows that some families have less…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Access to Education, Equal Education, Board of Education Policy
Ehrlich, S.B.; Connors, M.C.; Stein, A.G.; Francis, J.; Easton, J. Q.; Kabourek, S. E.; Farrar, I. C. – Start Early, 2020
As pre-kindergarten (pre-k) expands across the country, school districts are making choices about where to place pre-k classrooms and developing policies for how families can apply and who is enrolled. In doing so, districts are pulling policy levers that influence students' access to pre-k. Research shows that some families have less access to…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Access to Education, Equal Education, Board of Education Policy
Connors, Maia C.; Farrar, Isabel C.; Stein, Amanda G.; Ehrlich, Stacy B.; Francis, John; Kabourek, Sarah E.; Easton, John Q. – Start Early, 2020
The process and results of defining neighborhoods may look different depending on the purpose. In this brief, the authors focused on how neighborhoods in Chicago are defined. The initial goal of this work was to answer questions about how access to and enrollment in school-based pre-kindergarten (pre-k) may have varied by neighborhood…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Definitions, Access to Education, Urban Areas