An interesting study on the effects of universal pre-k programs in Boston just released this week, offers insights on the long-term effects it has on children. An article in the New York Times highlighted the longer-term social-emotional benefits of attending a pre-k program. “It seems to improve children’s social and emotional skills and help them mature more than it helps in a narrow academic sense, the researchers told me.” This is an important piece of research for schools and communities to use when communicating to families that social-emotional learning is as valid and important as “academic” learning.
The Pew Research Center just released an important updated survey about Jewish Americans in 2020. Please take a look if you have not already seen this important research.