Erin worked with EdSource from 2010-2019 on grants management and a variety of communications projects, as well as editing the “Leading Change” newsletter. Previously, Erin was a senior communications officer at The Wallace Foundation in New York where she managed major grants related to increasing awareness of the value of high-quality afterschool programs and other education initiatives. She oversaw numerous foundation projects such as an award-winning online tool that calculates the costs of afterschool programs for youth in a variety of settings. Erin attended NYU’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, where she received her Masters of Public Policy and Administration.
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Q&A: Making playgrounds fully accessible for all kids
Olenka Villarreal is the founder and executive director of Magical Bridge Foundation, which creates inclusive playgrounds that everyone can use, including young people with disabilities.
July 31, 2018
Pride Month resources to support LGBTQ students
Advocates say students need to feel safe to focus on learning.
June 18, 2018
What they said in 2015: Diverse voices on education reform
Some notable quotes from 2015.
December 27, 2015
Expulsion of preschoolers: 'Let’s take that option off the table'
African-American preschoolers are expelled and suspended more often, report finds.
November 6, 2015
'Project-based learning and Common Core are a natural fit'
Tyler Graff is the incoming principal at the Claire Lilienthal alternative school in San Francisco Unified.
July 5, 2015
Early ed: Fast-growing field, slow-growing pay
Early childhood workers, such as day care providers and preschool teachers, have not seen substantial increases in wages in the past 25 years, though expectations for their educational attainment have increased.
December 30, 2014
Parent program helps kids' reading, study says
Parents can be crucial when it comes to children learning to read and write – especially if they get some guidance along the way, according to recent research by the nonprofit Child Trends.
December 5, 2014
Study: Self-regulation helps kindergartners
A new study from New York University researchers links a kindergarten program that promotes “executive functions” – such as self-control, paying attention and planning – with academic improvements that persist beyond kindergarten.
November 21, 2014
Districts embrace local control but struggle
A new study that examines the implementation of California’s Local Control Funding Formula revealed that district leaders welcome a need-based local funding model but that they were hindered by a lack of time, information, skills and resources.