Susan Ochshorn, ECE PolicyWorks Founder

Susan Ochshorn
Policy curator, human capital nurturer, and social change addict

Why ECE Policy Matters

We need to broaden economic arguments to embrace moral and ethical ones. Both are needed . . . and they are not mutually exclusive. In fact, increased attention to economic inequality has brought us full circle to the moral and ethical arguments of fairness, equality of education opportunity, and social justice in creating a good society. 
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  • May the Circles be Unbroken

    May the Circles be Unbroken
    Empathy is in short supply these days, with bigotry and bullying in ascendance. Teachers are alarmed by this phenomenon, which the Southern Poverty Law Center has dubbed the “Trump Effect.” M. Starita Boyce…  Read Full Article →
  • On Imagination, A Tool for Survival

    On Imagination, A Tool for Survival
    In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election, early educators across the country continue to be bombarded by the questions and fears of our youngest students. Emily Kaplan takes us back to her own…  Read Full Article →


ECE Calls for a Moratorium on NY's PreK-2nd Grade ELA Standards!

Capitol Pressroom/WCNY—I weighed in on the new ESSA regulations and Trump's pick for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, at the Capitol Pressroom/WCNY with Susan Arbetter and Bianca Tanis, of New York State Allies for Public Education . . . Listen →

Politico NY—On November 10, inspired by a first-grade teacher, hundreds of early childhood educators sent a petition calling for a moratorium on New York's Prek-2nd grade English Language Arts standards to top officials . . . Read Article → | Join us and SIGN HERE!


Reducing Expulsion and Suspension Rates Among NY's Children of Color

Fannie Glover, a fellow of B.U.I.L.D.’s Equity Leaders Action Network, and Barry Walston, NYS representative for the National Black Child Development Institute, are spearheading a project aimed at eliminating and/or reducing expulsion and suspension rates among children of color during the first five years. Working with a diverse group of stakeholders, we are developing a framework for an awareness campaign, with the goal of bringing equitable resources to communities of color.


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