Weekly News: ECE and More – 5.5.21

May 5, 2021

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» IL Has a Great Opportunity to Increase Pay, Number of Teachers in ECE (Chicago Tribune)

A letter to the editor of the Chicago Tribune regarding opportunities to increase teacher pay and address the ECE workforce teacher shortage.

» Study Shows Working Mothers Hit Hard by Pandemic-Related Child Care Burdens (Daily Herald)

Daily Herald looks at challenges facing working mothers during the COVID-19 pandemic in finding, securing, and affording quality child care. 

» How The President’s Infrastructure Plan Prioritizes Child Care (NPR’s Here and Now)

NPR’s Here and Now examines the President Biden’s infrastructure proposal and how it impacts and includes the child care system in the U.S. 

» Stark Inequality Starts Early — With Babies, Toddlers, Report Says (Hechinger Report)

The Hechinger Report looks at the expanding inequality during the COVID-19 pandemic and how it starts very early with our youngest children and learners.

» A Simple Approach to Ending Extreme Poverty in the United States (The Atlantic)

The Atlantic explores a potential solution to mitigating extreme poverty in the U.S.

» Let’s Now Declare this the Summer of Play In America (Bloomberg CityLab)

CityLab takes a look at this summer and why kids need to play more than ever.