Elementary School Principals Called on to 'Straddle' Early Education, K-12

A new guide provides practical help to principals hoping to better bridge the world of early-childhood education and traditional elementary school education.


White House Event Focuses on Closing Vocabulary Gap Between Rich and Poor

Researchers, pediatricians, advocates and government officials gathered at the White House Thursday to talk about the best ways to get parents to talk more to their children.


Homelessness Has Outsize Effect on Youngest Learners

Homeless children under the age of 5 are more likely to suffer from toxic stress and run a heightened risk of starting kindergarten unprepared.


State Preschool and Programs for Infants and Toddlers Under the Microscope

The Cato Institute and the Center for American Progress staked out different sides on the early-childhood debate in two recent reports.


Report: Developmentally Appropriate Technology Use Goes Beyond "Screen Time"

RAND has released a list of six factors that educators and parents should consider when thinking the use of technology with young children.


Montana Governor to Push for State's First Investment in Preschool

Gov. Steve Bullock, a Democrat, plans to ask the Montana legislature in November to set aside $37 million for the program in the 2017 biennial budget.


Medical Providers Tie Early Literacy to Health Outcomes

Two medical groups have launched efforts to encourage parents to read, talk, and sing with their children as early as birth.


New York City Decries Preschool Seat Location Analysis as 'Misleading'

City officials have pushed back hard against an analysis critiquing one of the mayor's landmark initiatives, a dramatic expansion of preschool slots citywide.


Goldman Sachs Among Backers to Finance Chicago Public Preschool Expansion

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to borrow $17 million in "social impact bonds" to expand his city's public preschool program.


Preschool Teacher Ranks More Diverse, Female Than K-12

If you're a public school teacher in this country, chances are good that you're also a white woman. At the preschool level, the picture is slightly different.


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