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Senators, Committees Select Their Priority Bills

Earlier this week, Nebraska Senators and Committees named priority bills; priority designation makes it more likely that a bill will be considered by the full Legislature this session. Thank you to Senator Harr for designating LB1108, which would adjust the School Readiness Tax Credit Act, as his priority bill.     Read More

February 22, 2018  |  Posted in Legislation

New Harvard Center on the Developing Child Video: Building Core Capabilities for Life

This new 5-minute video explores development and use of core capabilities, known as executive function skills, beginning in early childhood.  Read More

February 15, 2018  |  Posted in Research

LB1135 Offers Alternatives to Offset the Shortage of Early Childhood Workers

We testified in support of LB1135, which would adopt the Alternate Teacher Certification Act, to offset shortages of early childhood professionals in Nebraska. We think LB1135 offers appropriate, yet flexible, solutions, and urge sentors to advance the bill.  Read More

February 08, 2018  |  Posted in Legislation

With An Amendment, We Strongly Support the School Readiness Tax Credit Portion of LB1108

We support removing the sunset provision in the School Readiness Tax Credit Act in LB1108, as well as increasing the tax credit rates for one main reason: the tax credits are specifically tied to levels of quality that close the achievement gap. The single most important factor in early childhood programs that successfully close that gap is the quality of the staff in those programs—and that’s exactly what the increased rates in the School Readiness Tax Credits Act will purchase.  Read More

February 01, 2018  |  Posted in Legislation

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