Tracy Zimmerman

Tracy Zimmerman is the executive director of the NC Early Childhood Foundation.

More articles

Perspective

myFutureNC blog series: Babies, brain science, and the implications for attainment

North Carolina leaders are hearing one message loud and clear: When it comes to education—whether it’s higher education attainment or third-grade...

Perspective

A look at the North Carolina General Assembly budget proposal

There is a lot to digest for early childhood in the North Carolina General Assembly’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year...

Perspective

NC Early Childhood Foundation on chronic absence and why it matters in North Carolina

 

Perspective

Will North Carolina lead or lag on early learning?

Previously hailed as a forerunner on early learning and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the recently released revised draft...

Featured

Successful policies are rooted in parent experiences

It is time to build on North Carolina’s history of innovation and success to tackle one of the greatest challenges...

Perspective

Supporting principals as early learning leaders

What do third grade reading and principal pay have to do with one another? A lot. And as the General...

Perspective

Addressing the early learning conundrum: High expectations with low requirements and compensation

The expectations on the early learning workforce are high. By the time children transition to kindergarten, they ideally will –...

Featured

Reading to learn

In recent years, North Carolina’s legislative leaders have zeroed in on early literacy and particularly third-grade reading skills, and rightly...

Featured

Pre-K: Quality matters

It’s been an interesting month for pre-kindergarten. Three evaluations – one in Tennessee that received significant press attention, one in...

Perspective

Early childhood budget trends in North Carolina

It’s budget time for the state – a good opportunity to review North Carolina’s history of early childhood investments. Investing...