Over the past year, gender-based issues have been thrown into the middle of our public discourse. The Supreme Court’s Dobbs v Jackson decision created an opening for anti-abortion governors and legislatures across the country to severely limit access to abortion, despite the fact that a majority of Americans support abortion rights. Meanwhile, we’ve seen a rise in attacks on trans people and transgender rights as politicians have worked to ban everything from gender-affirming care for young people to drag queen story hours in libraries. These debates seem to be just warming up and will continue to shape our political discourse for the foreseeable future.
Promoting School Readiness and Early Child Development: Findings from Cognitive Elicitations
This report explains findings from research that investigated whether the concept of "school readiness," a frame widely promoted by advocates and experts, can be effective at engaging public...
Hearts Souls and Minds: An Analysis of Qualitative Research Regarding Communicating School Readiness and other Child Development Policies
This analysis is based upon qualitative research, specifically 12 focus groups. Focus groups are open-end, structured conversations among 8-10 people, typically lasting about 2 hours.
Simplifying Early Childhood Development: Findings from Cognitive Analysis and Phone Interviews
In the research reported on here, cognitive analysis of this general schema reveals several basic features which stand in the way of child advocates’ messaging.