Evidence is growing that disparities in social and emotional skills are just as important as academic disparities. This timely issue offers scientific evidence about which interventions are most likely to improve these skills.
Although some policymakers still question the value of pre-K education, the weight of the evidence presented in this issue of Future of Children indicates that high-quality pre-K programs can indeed play an important role in improving later outcomes, particularly for children from more disadvantaged families.
How will such things as rising temperatures, rising sea levels, and the increasing likelihood of extreme weather alter our children’s lives and the lives of their own children? This issue outlines how climate change is likely to affect children’s health and wellbeing, and it identifies policies that could mitigate that harm.