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September 29, 2017

Elementary School Tackles Tough Issues Through New Curriculum

Seek Academy in Newark, N.J., has added a social justice class for students in kindergarten through 4th grades to help them make sense of some of the most controversial issues of the day, including the "take the knee" debate.

September 20, 2017

Here's What a 'Kindness Curriculum' Looks Like

Scientists have developed a kindness curriculum that they argue should be taught right along with math and reading.

May 24, 2017

Reading and the Mind: An Interview With Daniel Willingham

The cognitive psychologist's new book "is meant to leave the teacher with a useful cartoon model of what's happening in the mind when a skilled reader reads."

May 04, 2017

When Children's Books Also Tell Stories About Math

A research effort examines how teachers can use children's literature to teach math.

January 24, 2017

100Kin10 Announces New Grantees in Early-Childhood STEM

A new set of grantees will explore professional development, training, and curricular materials in STEM subjects for early-childhood teachers.

January 04, 2017

A Call for Research, Training, and Standards for Early-Childhood STEM

Most states don't have STEM standards for the youngest students, according to a new report.

May 04, 2016

New York City Aims to Place Reading Coaches in Every Elementary School

As part of a larger equity-focused agenda announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen FariƱa last fall, New York City public schools are working on a 10-year deadline to get all students reading proficiently by the end of 2nd grade.

April 22, 2016

White House Rolls Out Early-Childhood STEM Initiatives

The White House is celebrating federal, state and local initiatives intended to help young children learn more about science, technology, engineering, and math.

April 13, 2016

Maryland Retreats From New Kindergarten Readiness Testing

Less than two years after it started a leading-edge readiness assessment for kindergarten students, Maryland backs off, saying it takes too much time away from instruction.

February 05, 2016

New Literacy Program Gives D.C. Children a Free Book Every Month

Through the District of Columbia's new "Books From Birth" literacy initiative, children under 5 years old will be eligible to have a free book sent to their houses every month.

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