A common-standards advocate argues that many aspects of American education will have to change if schooling is to fully reflect the new expectations.
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Preschoolers experience a drop in their executive brain function immediately after watching "SpongeBob SquarePants," a new study finds.
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.
March 11, 2010
If you don't live or work here in Washington, it could be hard to wrap your head around the intense inside-the-Beltway mentality that shapes dialogue around here. But since our office is inside that Beltway, for better or worse, it came as no surprise that I was inundated with official statements ye...
January 28, 2010
Experts this week discussed the importance of math learning in early childhood at a gathering on Capitol Hill.
December 08, 2009
In a speech to early-childhood-education researchers meeting at Georgetown University today, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan expressed his belief that high-quality preschool programs can create a level playing field for all students at the start of school.
October 28, 2009
Teachers in forensic science course often use local law enforcement agencies as prime resources.