The growing popularity of kindergarten-readiness tests risks sending messages that children are "lacking" even before they start school, early-childhood experts say.
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November 13, 2013
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September 28, 2012
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July 11, 2011
A new report calls for policies that would help align early childhood learning with elementary school, even as some experts worry that federal policy will push inappropriate testing into preschool.
July 05, 2011
The new Race to the Top challenge presses states to come up with ways to gauge the quality of their early-childhood programs, and develop standards and assessments to check the youngest students' progress.
June 29, 2011
A new crop of state laws and local initiatives seeks to build a strong early-childhood basis to lead to 3rd grade reading proficiency.
June 10, 2010
A new report says Massachusetts needs to refocus its strategies for improving student literacy.